Spotlight on 2 oz Silver Mount E’mei Proof Coin

The Basics The 2 oz silver Mount E’mei proof coin was released on the 21st March 2014 as part of the Mount E’mei sub-series of the Sacred Buddhist Mountains series. The coin is legal tender of the PRC and features … Read More

Coin of the Week: 2013 1/20 oz Gold BU Panda

With the international commodities price for gold seeming to be on a recovery since the low seen on the 6th November 2014 – a time when prices fell as low at 1142 USD/oz – sales of gold bullion coins have … Read More

The Potential Value of a 1983 – 2015 10 Yuan Silver Panda Set

Several of our previous updates have highlighted current market prices for 10 yuan silver Panda coins, with particular emphasis on later date specifications. But what about an entire set? A basic complete set would contain 31 standard silver coins: one … Read More

The Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China

The series featuring the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China seems like an attractive choice when it comes to either starting out collecting modern Chinese coins, or expanding an existing collection. So far the People’s Bank of China has issued … Read More

The Market’s Black Sheep and Dark Horses

Each year the Lunar series always seems to manage to produce a dark horse. Each year one, perhaps two, particular coins emerge from the series and perform outstandingly well in the market. While the Lunar series is quite an extensive … Read More

An Evolving Market: China’s Coin Exchanges

China’s Coin Exchanges: making a fast buck on traditionally long-term investments Investing in modern precious metal coins has always been touted as a sensible long-term option: a low risk way of expanding an investment portfolio which has both bullion and … Read More

The Lure of Platinum: Part 3

The Lure of Platinum – Part 3: In this final article featuring platinum, we take a further look at the attractions of platinum as a choice for investors and collectors in the Chinese precious metal coins market. Low mintages: Fourthly … Read More

The Lure of Platinum: Part 2

The Lure of Platinum – Part 2: Following Part 1, in this article we continue to extol the virtues of modern Chinese platinum coins. A narrow range of rarified subject matter: The second characteristic of platinum coins that makes them … Read More

A Worthy Source: The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual

For coin collectors and enthusiasts, no matter what their area of interest, the value of a good book on numismatics cannot be overstated. A well-researched and informative guide on coins which encapsulates years and years of knowledge and experience, carefully … Read More

The Lure of Platinum: Part 1

The Lure of Platinum – Part 1: Since 1988 the People’s Bank of China has issued a light smattering of platinum coins. In the 18 years between 1988 and 2005, only 55 coins types have been released across just five … Read More