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Hello,everyone.This is a china-hainan province commemorative medal issued in 1988.Hainan island was officially establish as a province in 1988 and it is the newest province of china.My dad went to hainan island 20 years ago to visit his relative which was the gabenor of hainan province.However,he gave this medal to my dad as a gift and then my dad keeps this item till now.unfortunely,i really have no idea what is the mintage and value of this medal.I could not find it on ebay.com and other website by using yahoo search(I have been checking it on ebay and other websites every single day since 2000).Beside that,I have checked it in many coin catalogues internationally still not manage to find the picture,mintage and value of this medal.Is that a world medal catalogue existance?DOES anybody knows about that?I heard a guy from hongkong says that he has plenty of this medal and it is only worth $100 for a piece,i dont know if what he says is true or not.Anyway,I wish to know the mintage and value of this medal,is it a rare or common rare?please tell me IF you know anything about it,of course the medal catalogue too.Hope to hear from you soon,help is always apprieciated,thanks. :ninja:

 

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As there's nothing to indicate that it's an official issue, it's quite possible that it was produced in rather large quantities and distributed and/or sold to the people on the island.

 

Most modern base metal commemorative tokens and medals are rarely worth more than a few dollars, so HK$100 may not be an unrealistic value.

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As there's nothing to indicate that it's an official issue, it's quite possible that it was produced in rather large quantities and distributed and/or sold to the people on the island.

 

Most modern base metal commemorative tokens and medals are rarely worth more than a few dollars, so HK$100 may not be an unrealistic value.

 

Is that anything to indicate that this medal is not officially issued by the chinese government or anyone can help me to confirm it?Until now,seem nobody knows about this medal mintage and also the value.However,i have sent email with the picture regarding the value of this medal to SPINK auction house in UK and they replied me with this comment "its all out of our area of expertise" what do they mean by that?i would guess they couldnt find the mintage and value of this medal in their catalogues too,this is the first time i heard the specialist from auction house say something like that. :ninja:

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have sent email with the picture regarding the value of this medal to SPINK auction house in UK and they replied me with this comment "its all out of our area of expertise" what do they mean by that?i would guess they couldnt find the mintage and value of this medal in their catalogues too,this is the first time i heard the specialist from auction house say something like that. :ninja:

 

The response from Spink's is not unusual as they deal in high-end items, and anything not immediately recognizable as being sufficiently well-known (and of relatively significant value) would likely get ignored, especially if it is modern.

 

Catalogues are often written by collectors and/or dealers. They usually list items considered to be of interest to a particular group (example: collectors of military medals or collectors of large size US medals issued from the 1800s to 1950s). To my knowledge, few, if any English-language catalogues have been publisbed on (non-Military or government order/award) medals since the 1960s, as since then there have been many issues; too many to create an all-inclusive catalogue for any category of exonumia collecting.

 

If the medal is listed anywhere, it would most likely be in a Chinese-language book/catalogue produced in E. Asia. You might want to try contacting numismatic associations in China, HK, Taiwan and Singapore to look for leads.

 

Good luck!

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The response from Spink's is not unusual as they deal in high-end items, and anything not immediately recognizable as being sufficiently well-known (and of relatively significant value) would likely get ignored, especially if it is modern.

 

Catalogues are often written by collectors and/or dealers. They usually list items considered to be of interest to a particular group (example: collectors of military medals or collectors of large size US medals issued from the 1800s to 1950s). To my knowledge, few, if any English-language catalogues have been publisbed on (non-Military or government order/award) medals since the 1960s, as since then there have been many issues; too many to create an all-inclusive catalogue for any category of exonumia collecting.

 

If the medal is listed anywhere, it would most likely be in a Chinese-language book/catalogue produced in E. Asia. You might want to try contacting numismatic associations in China, HK, Taiwan and Singapore to look for leads.

 

Good luck!

 

YES,i will try to look and contact some numismatic associations in china,hongkong,taiwan and singapore to get the information and value for this medal.

 

I believe nobody has this medal in america side becouse none of the US numismatic dealer knows about this medal is in existance and never seen before,correct me if im wrong.

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Hello Collector, I have recently found one of these coins in my grandfathers belongings. (In Canada). I was wondering if you have found any more information about this beautiful coin. Do you know the mintage or value yet? please respond, for I would love to know more about it. You seem to be the only one on the internet who knows anything about this coin.

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