Chinese History

  • The Start of a Series: 1984 12 oz Gold Panda

    By on July 6, 2017

    1984 12 oz Gold Panda The China Mint began striking the now famous and well-established Panda series in 1982....

  • 1984 Chinese Olympic Athletes on Coins

    By on July 17, 2015

    Before the establishment of the PRC in 1949, China had been represented at the Olympics under the flag of...

  • 1910 Xuantong Imperial Silver Dollar (Kann 219)

    By on July 6, 2015

    The Last Emperor The 1910 Xuantong Imperial Silver Dollar (Kann 219) was struck in the second year of the...

  • Hsu Shih-chang (1921) Silver Dollar

    By on June 12, 2015

    Xu Shichang, also known as Hsu Shih-chang, held the office of president of the Republic of China between October...

  • 1928 Auto Dollar

    By on March 31, 2015

    1928 (Year 17) Auto Dollar L&M-609; K-757; Y-428 The Legend Guizhou Province in southern China is a rocky, mountainous...

  • 1923 Dragon and Phoenix Dollar

    By on March 26, 2015

    1923 Dragon and Phoenix Dollar Creating a National Emblem With the collapse and ousting of the Qing dynasty in...

  • Silver Junk Dollars 1932-1934

    By on March 19, 2015

    Historical Background 1929 was the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Republic of China, with...

  • 1993 Possessing a Piece of the Homeland 5 oz Gold Proof Coin

    By on March 13, 2015

    Series Overview The “Possessing a Piece of the Homeland” (from now on referred to as the “Homeland”) set was...

  • Introduction to the Guangxu Tael

    By on March 6, 2015

    The Tael as a Unit of Measurement in China Before the standardisation of the tael to 50 g by...

  • The Case of the 1989 Dragon and Phoenix

    By on March 1, 2015

    The Dragon and Phoenix in Chinese Culture Culturally for the Chinese, the dragon and phoenix depicted together symbolise balance,...