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.
Until 2000, at the International Coin Expo held in Guangzhou, only a few coins from the one ounce set from 1995 (of which there are five), were sold individually. This means the chances to collect a full set of the 1995 Chinese-Traditional-Culture 1 oz gold coins by assembling one by one is extremely difficult. Excess demand with scarce supply makes any purchase an extremely challenging task. The experienced collector, Mr. RuiYong Huang, further emphasized such fact in his book “A Tribute to the Prosperous Era—An Investment Appreciation of China’s Valuable Gold Coin Collection” noting that there are less than seven sets of the Chinese-Traditional-Culture one ounce gold coins in Mainland China market. According to one estimate, there are only 10 people who would be fortunate enough to own the set.
It is considered that a larger audience will increasingly come to know and recognize the value and importance of this rare set of coins. They may be a huge appreciation potential for the sets of 1995 Chinese-Traditional-Culture 1oz gold set.
The 1995 one ounce set shares the same depictions as the 1/10 oz set from the same year, which has an official mintage of 10,000. There are also 5 Yuan Silver coins from this year and 1997. The 1997 1/10 oz gold set is an attractive group of coins also commemorating myriad topics from Chinese culture. The actual mintage is far less than the authorized 10,000 which is why it typically sells at a 4x premium to the 1995 1/10 oz set.