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Coins of the World

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Collecting coins other than those from the United States may seem daunting but the efforts to learn world coins brings challenges and rewards. Most collectors pick a specialty area whether it be European Crowns, Great Britain type coins or closer to home, the Latin America coinage that still circulated within the United States up through the Civil War.

When it comes time to sell or disposition holdings, the world coin market is more thinly traded than that for United States coins. Specialty dealers often demand higher buy/sell margins to cover inventory holding costs.

Gerry Fortin Rare Coins is becoming well known for it consignment business model and this concept is also applicable to World Coins. Please contact me if you wish to consign or participate in this rapidly expanding product line with attractive commission rates. The initial GFRC focus will be Latin America, Canadian and European pieces of high quality.

European grading standards are different from United States Sheldon scale standards. For World coins listed and sold by GFRC, the European grading standard will be utilized. Shorty, I will add a comparison table between European and Sheldon scale standards to guide customers.

References

KM = Krause and Mishler Standard Catalog
Gilboy = Columnarios of Central and South America. FF Gilboy
DP = Resplandores. Dunigan and Parker
Jara = Historia de la Casa de Moneda de Guatemala. Carlos Jara

There are 21 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 17, 2018



Photo Denom / Ref Date Grade TPG Price Description Buy
Brazil
 6400R 1782 6400R
1782 AU55 PCGS
81970522
$1100 Brazil 6400R. Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rub on Cheek and Head, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, . Mintage of 324,000. A choice example housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Will be shopped on a wholesale basis at the Whitman Baltimore show if not sold immediately. Taking offers while on the price list.
China - Commemorative Medals and Silver Pandas
 10 Yuan 1984 10 Yuan
1984 PF69 DCAM PCGS
$1350 Mintage: 10,000. Part of the famous 1983, 1984 and 1985 early Panda 10 yuan group and certified PCGS PF69. Fully blemish free and beautiful cameo appearance. The gray shading on the lower half of the obverse and reverse images is from photography and is not present on the coin. The field are strong Deep Cameo. 1984 PCGS PF69 Pandas peaked in the $2600-$2800 range in late 2011 and are sharply down from those levels.
 Commemorative 1984 Commemorative
1984 PF68 UCAM NGC
$1650 3rd Hong Kong Exposition, 1 oz Silver, Mintage: 1,000. First year of issue for special silver medals commemorating International Coin Expositions. Soft white edge toning and clean fields. Limited mintage of 1000 pieces and quite rare! The 1 oz silver strikes are much more difficult to locate than the 5 oz strikes (which I also can offer). New NGC holder during 2013 timeframe.
 Commemorative 1987 Commemorative
1987 PF69 DCAM PCGS
13578621
$4250 1987 Platinum Panda New York International Coin Exposition Medal that is now frequently referred to as the World Trade Center Medal post 9/11. Mintage: 1,000. PF69 Deep Cameo certified by PCGS and one of the finest available. Medal contains 1oz of .9995 Platinum and features obverse with mother panda and cub. Reverse illustrates lower Mahanttan skyline and Hudson River with World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Statue of Liberty along with inserted Great Wall image. This medal has escalated in price since the 9/11 terrorist attack due to the pronounced WTC visual memorial, a platinum base medal and mintage of 1000 pieces with many returning to mainland China. PCGS PF69 DCAM population is 5 pieces.
 50 Yuan 1988 50 Yuan
1988 Proof DCAM raw
$525 Mintage: 11,000. 50yuan, 5oz. with all original packaging including Panda lacquered box, outer box and COA. The proof coin has typical rose peripheral tone as is typical for the year. Purchased back in 2006 timeframe. Examination of coin reveales no spots or marks. Box images can be seen here; outer box, lacquered box.
 Commemorative 1988 Commemorative
1988 PF68 UCAM NGC
$495 97th ANA Convention, Cincinnati, 1 oz Silver, Mintage: 2,000. Low mintage for 1988 American Numismatic Associated coin convention. Panda and device frost is uninterrupted and the field are clean. New NGC holder during 2013 timeframe.
 Commemorative 1988 Commemorative
1988 MS68 DCAM Proof PCGS
$4500 Basel Coin Week, Struck with Platinum Die, Mintage: 600. 1 oz gold medal in 0.9995 DCAM quality. A modern error for China panda series along with PCGS Mint State labeling mistake as these medals were struck as Proofs. Mintage for 1988 Basel gold coins struck with correct dies is 1600. Please note there is a small copper spot at the base of tree due to gold/copper alloy issue. PCGS population report indicates 2 pieces graded at PF68 grade with none at PF69.
 10 Yuan 1989 10 Yuan
1989 Proof DCAM raw OMP
$1350 Mintage: 25,000. Rare mint issued strip of ten 1989 10 Yuan silver Panda DCAM proofs in original double plastic packaging as purchased in Shanghai during 2003 timeframe
 Commemorative 1989 Commemorative
1989 PF69 UCAM NGC
$250 98th ANA Convention, New York City, 1 oz Silver, Mintage: 4,000. Uninterrupted frost on the device and clean fields. Reverse features a beautiful horse consistent with Chinese Lunar calendar. New NGC holder during 2013 timeframe.
 10 Yuan 1990 10 Yuan
1990 Proof DCAM raw OMP
$1600 Mintage: 20,000. Rare mint issued strip of ten 1990 10 Yuan silver Panda DCAM proofs in original double plastic packaging as purchased in Shanghai during 2003 timeframe.
 Commemorative 1993 Commemorative
1993 PF68 UCAM NGC
$425 Munich Int'l Coin Show, 1 oz Silver, Mintage: 2,500. Top end medal for designated PF68 grade as I don't see any silver frost disturbance on panda or reverse buildings. Fields are clean. New NGC holder during 2013 timeframe.
 10 Yuan 1993 10 Yuan
1993 PF68 NGC
$295 Mintage: 20,000. NGC new edge view holder, at least three available.
 10 Yuan 1994 10 Yuan
1994 PF69 DCAM PCGS
$600 Mintage: 20,000. Choice Example in PCGS holder, essentially perfect with no marks in either the obverse or reverse field. Panda and tree is also perfect with no break in any of the frosty devices. PCGS serial number 16085976.
 10 Yuan 1994 10 Yuan
1994 PF68 UCAM NGC
$500 Mintage: 20,000. Older NGC holder, only one available. Lower left "glare" on image is a result of photography and not on the coin. Still need to improve technique for photographing larger coins.
 10 Yuan 1994Sm D 10 Yuan
1994-Sm D MS69 PCGS
12189192
$365 Mintage: 120,000 for Shanghai (Large Date) and Shenyang (Small Date). Choice Example in PCGS holder, essentially perfect with no marks in either the obverse or reverse field. Fields are semi proof like.
 10 Yuan 1995 10 Yuan
1995 PF68 UCAM NGC
$625 Mintage: 10,000. Older NGC holder, only one available. Once again the lower "glare" on the obverse and reverse images is a result of the photography and is not on the coin.
 10 Yuan 1995 10 Yuan
1995 PF67 DCAM PCGS
15031033
$525 Mintage: 10,000. Strict PCGS grading with PF67 assigned. Several reasons for the assigned grade; under a 16x loupe, there is faint disturbance of the mint frost on the panda's nose; two tiny spots in the water waves. On reverse, there is a disturbance of the inner ring frost by the first left chinese character. The reverse line at 8:00 through the outer ring is on the PCGS holder and not the coin. Priced below PCGS price guide which is $600 (OMP) and $550 (PF67).
 10 Yuan 1995 10 Yuan
1995 PF67 DCAM PCGS
15031023
$525 Mintage: 10,000. Strict PCGS grading with PF67 assigned. There are two reasons for the assigned grade; under a 16x loupe there is a slight disturbance of the mint frost on the panda's nose and region between the eyes and a small milk spot adjacent to the left ear. String like fibers to the left of 10 Yuan is on the holder during photography and not on the coin. Reverse is perfect. PCGS serial number is 15031023. Priced below PCGS price guide which is $600 (OMP) and $550 (PF67)
 10 Yuan 2000Fros 10 Yuan
2000-Fros MS69 PCGS
$350 Mintage: Unknown. A Choice Example housed in older blue label PCGS holder. PCGS serial number is 26817490. When grading 2000 pandas, check the panda's nose and forehead for any disturbance in mint frost. This example has solid mint frost in those area and is choice overall. Always in demand due to year of issue
 50 Yuan 2005 50 Yuan
2005 Proof DCAM raw
$650 Mintage: 10,000. 50yuan, 5oz. with all original packaging including original China Gold Coin Incorporation green felt box and COA. The double seal proof coin is spot and mark free. Box image can be seen here.
France
 10 Francs 1967 10 Francs
KM 932
1967 Mint State raw
$42 France, 90% Silver. Bold cartwheel luste with light gold rims. High on eye appeal and really an inexpensive piece for the quality.