These coins show off some of the best of what modern Chinese painters such as Xu Beihong and Guiseppe Castiglione had to offer. The work of these artists, among others – typically dating from the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries – is characterized by a skillful synthesis of traditional Chinese techniques with more modern Western artistic principals being introduced at the time. The result is the creation of a unique and highly attractive style, expertly captured in these gold and silver coins. Some of these series are often one-off commemorative sets with comparatively low mintages, so their numismatic value is correspondingly high. With both gold as well as the more affordable silver coins available, these can make a fine addition to a collection or investment portfolio, or equally a beautiful gift, no matter what your budget is.