Large Gold Coins
The pinnacle in Chinese coin collecting a far as rarity and values are concerned are the Large Rare Gold Coins. This diverse category, if it is to be considered one, includes 5 oz 12 oz and kilogram coins varying in subject matter. The so called 'better-types' are coins depicting famous Chinese persons or subject matters relating to Chinese culture and history for example: scenes from the tales of Romance of the Three Kingdoms; Artists Xu Beihong and Qi Baishi - whose very artworks appear prominently in the Chinese lunar coin series.
Some of these coins disappear for year or more before being available for sale with many originally minted at a time of weak demand resulting in much lower production than official mintage numbers would indicate. Their size is impressive and the detail is extremely clear, almost 3-dimensional.
Surely it is just a matter of time before the world awakes to this spectacular art with gold as its' canvas.