(Hong Kong) PCGS (www.PCGSAsia.com ), the world’s leader in third-party coin authentication and grading, just announced that it graded the first ever 2 kilo gold Chinese commemorative coin “The Year of Horse” issued by China Gold Coin Incorporation (CGCI), the official distributor of precious metal coins for the People’s Bank of China. It is indeed the first time CGCI includes a 2 kilo gold coin in its Lunar Series since it was launched in 1999. This beautiful coin was graded PCGS PR69DCAM under the PCGS Secure service and the label features the owner’s pedigree “Collection Royalex Macau”.
‘The market shows a strong demand for Chinese commemorative coins, especially the Lunar Series. 2-kilo gold coins are gaining popularity in the market and this one will even more so at it is the first issue for such a prestigious and sougth-after Lunar series. At Royalex, we see it “The Star” of this quarter and we are going to display it at the Royalex Tower throughout the Chinese New Year holidays,’ Mr. Roy Long, The Founder and CEO of Royalex Group said.
‘We are honored that Royalex entrusted PCGS with the grading of such historical first ever 2 kilo gold Lunar Chinese coin. Macau is a very important upcoming market for modern commemorative coins given the traffic that this island generates from all around Asia and China and new investments coming in. Royalex within a few years has positioned itself as the major high-end coin provider tapping as well on the local numismatic history. PCGS is proud to rally with such a visionary dealer there,’ Muriel Eymery, PCGS Vice President of International Business Development
“With the recent establishment of our Shanghai office after PCGS Hong Kong, we see more and more collectors choosing to grade their high-end modern commemorative Chinese coins with us and this one is definitively a 2014 highlight!’ Ms. Janice Wong, PCGS Marketing Director Asia said.
Hong Kong PCGS Submission Center offers convenient, secured and fast turnaround services. Collectors can submit their coins to PCGS directly or through PCGS authorized dealers and enjoy the benefit of 2-week turnaround service twice a month and on-site grading twice a year during the Hong Kong International Coin Show in April and August.