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  • Chinese Coins with Political Figures

    By on May 22, 2013

    Over the course of the 20th century, ever since the establishment of the Republic of China in 1912 and during the dying days of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) before that, Chinese politicians have played a major role in their country’s development. The likes of Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), who served as president of the Republic of China (1912-1949), were revolutionaries, reformers,

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  • Contemporary Chinese Art on Precious Metals

    By on May 22, 2013

    Contemporary Chinese art has grown rapidly since the changes that occurred in the arts scene following the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and after Mao’s death in 1976. Commonly referred to as avant-garde art, contemporary art is seen as having developed during the 1980s as a result of a relaxation of the restrictions on the content

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  • Chinese Peacock Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

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  • Bronze Age Finds Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    Bronze wares have played an important role in China’s history. They have been used for military purposes, musical instruments, mirrors, rulers and storage for food and drink. Further, in the ancient times, bronze wares were also an indicator of a person’s class. Laws stipulated that only royal family members could use all types and sizes of bronze wares but the

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  • Unicorn Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    From 1994 to 1997, the “Chinese and American Mascot: Unicorn” coin sets were issued by the People’s Bank of China to commemorate the unicorn: two mystical beasts from the Chinese and Western folklore that share the same name. The unicorn of the Western folklore is of course the familiar gentle white horse with a single horn that has the ability

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  • Three Kingdoms Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, written by Luo Guanzhong during the waning years of Yuan Dynasty in the 14th century is a famous Chinese historical novel. This vast and complex novel, consisting of approximately 800,000 words and 120 chapters takes place during the demise of the Eastern Han Dynasty (r. 25-220) and the subsequent period known as the Three

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  • Dragon and Phoenix Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    SYNOPSIS. The 1990 Dragon and Phoenix Gold and Silver Coin series is one of the hottest collections that every precious metal coin enthusiast dreams of. This series includes a 20 oz gold coin, 20 oz silver coin, 2 oz gold coin, 2 oz silver coin, 1 oz silver coin, 1 gram gold coin and a 2 gram silver coin. To

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  • Invention and Discoveries Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    The Chinese Invention and Discoveries coins are masterful works that honor the great ancient inventions throughout Chinese history and the significant contributions that China has made to the whole world. Within the series of China Inventions and Discoveries, there are gold, silver and platinum coins. Their specification s range from as small as 1/4 oz, 15g to large kilo gold

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  • Traditional Culture Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    BACKGROUND. In 1995, the Chinese gold and silver coin market had not yet fully begun in earnest. Coin dealers only supplied the market with small quantities aimed to test market reaction. It was even hard to sell single coins with smaller face values, let alone selling a full set of five one ounce coins—hardly anybody inquired with very little interest.

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  • 1980 Olympic Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    The 1980 Olympic Games Coin Series is one of the most sought after Chinese modern coin series. It is actually two sets of coins: The “Winter Olympic” set was released in May 1980 to commemorate the 1980 Winter Olympic at Lake Placid, New York (Winter Olympic Coins), while the “China Olympic” set was released in June 1980 to commemorate the

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  • 1979 Year of the Child Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

    BACKGROUND. The International Year of Child (IYC) Coin series was one of the first coin series made in the history of modern China. Released in 1980, it was issued to commemorate 1979, the UNESCO proclaimed International Year of the Child. Thirty five countries in total released coins to commemorate the IYC, but the Chinese IYC coins were particularly special, as

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  • Chinese Lunar Coins

    By on May 22, 2013

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