I have compiled a table of all the Lunar Series coins and their planned mintage from 1982 to 2009, an image of which is below. Please note that actual mintage may vary from planned.

Although this chart is too large to display readably on this web site, you can download a any of the files below, import it into any database software, and print from there. There is also a .pdf file which does not have to be imported and can be viewed on your screen.  By downloading you agree to have read and accept the terms below.

LUNAR MINTAGE TABLE.csv   -  This file is in .csv format for import to any database

LUNAR MINTAGE  - .numbers format for Apple Numbers software

LUNAR MINTAGE TABLE.xls  -  This file is in .xls format for import to MS Excel

LUNAR MINTAGE TABLE.pdf    - Click this link to view on your screen


These files are provided free of charge, as-is and without any warranty of any kind. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies. The files may be used for your personal use only. We can provide no technical support in the use of these files. By downloading any of these files, you agree to have read and accepted these terms.  


1997 marked the year when the mintage of Lunar coins began a dramatic increase. Below is a graph of the total mintage figures of Lunar coins by year. This graph is derived from the figures in the above table. Notice the steady increase in popularity of this series starting in 1997.


PURPOSE OF THIS SITE: This site exists to catalog and to provide accurate information and to list buying prices paid for modern coinage of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

COINS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE: This site does not include all modern Chinese coins. Only those designs and series that are currently in demand are included. Most issues after the year 2000 are not included here because of insufficient collector demand.

MINTAGE: Actual mintage figures, when known, are designated by an “a” after the mintage figure. In cases where the actual figures are not known, the planned mintage figures are given. The Chinese mints did not keep accurate data during the early years, and there are constant debates amongst the numismatic community as to the correct figures. Any mintage figures given are the best available, but no guarantee can be made as to their accuracy.

COIN GRADES: Grades listed above refer to Uncirculated (equivalent to MS-65) and Proof (equivalent to PF-68). For a description of these grades, please refer to one of the two recognized grading and authentication services: Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).

CATALOG NUMBERS: Any KM numbers listed refer to the standard Krause catalog numbers for World Coins. The Y numbers are those assigned by R.S. Yeoman (Y#) in his Modern World Coins and Current Coins of the World.

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