I just have to tell you. I won this!

Discussion in 'Modern Chinese Coins & Medallions' started by low, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. low

    low New Member

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    http://search.ebay.com/251122832257
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    For some unknown reasons, I love this 1984 PRC 35th Anniversary proof set.

    It came in at least 2 packaging that I know of. One is 3 pcs set in plastic case, another is 2pcs in plastic + 1 pcs in a card.

    These proof set were minted in Shenyang, and Shanghai. The Mint never disclosed the real mintage. It is said that Shanghai Mint never release the proof set due to a major design error.

    It was in 2007 (if I remembered correctly) collector discovered the Shanghai Mint proof set, and price jump within very short time. 50 sets were found in a Shanghai dealer's inventory.

    I believe this Shanghai Mint proof set is one of the most (if not the most) expensive set of modern China regular commemorative proof coins.
     
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    I like the third coin, if only because it looks like the tower is trying to fly like the birds.
    Any story behind this one? Did you buy both?
     
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    comeaux New Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks for posting these nice coins Low it is really cool seeing coins that I'm not familiar with and have not seen before. I think you have more knowledge of Chinese coins than any other members. It appears that sometimes it takes a special coin to really peak your interest so these coins must have something unusual associated with them.

    Is there demand in China for these coins?

    I bought a 1980 (I think) set of Chinese coins from a SS member several months ago, a purchase outside of what I would typically buy so on my next trip the safety deposit box I want to get pictures so you can possibly give me some information on them.

    So yea congratulations on your new purchase very nice ! :)
     
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    Many thanks Comeaux.

    Yes this is popular proof set and there is good demand in China. Selling price in China is about $140 - $180. This is one special set that is both culturally and historically significant.

    Love to look at your 1980 set when you have the photos.

    Yes I bought both.

    The design of the second coin came from this painting.

    http://news.qq.com/a/20090807/002118.htm

    There is a nice writeup in Chinese, if you can ask someone to translate

    http://www.zgqw.com/show_7239.htm
     
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    Very nice coins Low, I will look to buy some of these proofs in the future definitely.
     
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    nice man i love any chinese coins made in 1984! nice pick up.

    if you can post actual larger pictures that would be cool...if not no worries.
     

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