Lunar Coins

Year of the Horse Chinese Coins

Horse years occur every twelfth year, and are the seventh in the Chinese zodiac calendar, following the year of the snake. Just as some people in the United States would not do anything without first checking their horoscope, the same … Read More

Year of the Rabbit Chinese Coins

Visitors to an authentic Chinese restaurant are likely to discover their Chinese astrology sign. There are twelve different signs, each rotating every 12 years. However, the calendar year is different for Chinese astrology. For instance, the most recent Year of … Read More

Year of the Tiger Chinese Coins

Diverging from the Western zodiac, Chinese astrology has been described by interpreters as the lunar zodiac. In other words, ancient Chinese astrologers divined fate via the path of the moon through the heavens, also known as the yellow path in … Read More

Year of the Rat Chinese Coins

Based on the cycles of the moon, the Chinese zodiac consists of a repeating cycle of 12 years. A different animal sign represents each year. Each of these animals is associated with certain personality traits, and individuals are thought to … Read More

Year of the Rooster Chinese Coins

Bold, brash, and outgoing. These are all apt descriptions of the Rooster as per Chinese folklore and custom. According to the Chinese zodiac, a sign rolls around once every twelve years. The last Chinese Year of the Rooster was in … Read More

Year of the Snake Chinese Coins

The year 2013 was the Year of the Snake. Snake Years occupy the sixth position in the Chinese Zodiac, recurring every 12 years. Though the Snake is thought to be a good omen, its significance as a symbol of worship … Read More

Coin Orientation: the 2005 Year of the Rooster 1/10 oz Colourised Proof Gold Coin.

2005 was the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese lunar calendar, and this year marked the beginning of the third iteration of the ever popular Lunar series – second only in popularity to the widely recognised Pandas. The … 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

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