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Rare Chinese Gold Coins on Display at the World’s Fair of Money in Los Angeles

The largest public display ever assembled in the United States of huge, modern, certified Chinese gold coins will be exhibited at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, August 5 – 9, 2009, in West Hall A of the Los Angeles, California Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa. The event is open to the public.

The big Chinese gold coins in the exhibit range in size from five ounces to one kilo (32.15 ounces) each.

“There will be over 300 ounces of rare, low-mintage gold. It will be the most amazing display of authenticated, modern Chinese coins ever seen in the United States,” said Nicholas Brown of Majestic Rarities in Chicago who is exhibiting the large gold coins.

Many of the rare coins in this display have a low mintage of only 200 each or less. A highlight of the display will be the 1992 proof gold and silver one-kilo Lunar New Year commemorative coins. Only 21 of the gold coins were issued and only 185 of the silver. Both kilo-size coins depict all 12 animals of the Lunar New Year cycle, 1981 to 1992.

Accompanying these two salad plate-sized coins will be examples of 12, eight-gram Chinese Lunar gold coins issued in the first series from 1981 through 1992 as depicted on the companion one-kilo pieces. This will be the first time a complete set of the 1981 to 1992 Lunar gold and silver coins has ever been publicly displayed in the United States, according to Brown.

“I want people to be able to see coins they otherwise might never see in person,” said Brown who specializes in modern Chinese coins made since 1979.

The display will be at combined booths 331 and 430 in West Hall A of the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa, during the World’s Fair of Money show that is hosted by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association.

An informative exhibit about the history of Chinese money also will be displayed at this show. From the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this educational display shows that early money in China had unusual shapes and forms, often consisting of pearls, jade, gold, ivory shells and even knives.

Public hours of the World’s Fair of Money ( are Wednesday through Saturday, August 5 – 9, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. General admission is $6. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

For additional information about the big Chinese gold coins, contact Nicholas Brown at Majestic Rarities by phone at (888) 714-1776 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Online: