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Yunheng Deng

Expert Coins

Can you become a numismatic expert by only reading books? That’s not possible!

Yunheng  Deng
When Yunheng was little, his mother worked at the local bank and sometimes brought
back some newly issued circulation commemorative coins. He was immediately fascinated
by the exquisite patterns on the coins, and he used a dictionary to find the meaning of the text on them. When he was in elementary school, his grandfather gave him a sizeable amount of ancient Chinese coins as a gift. He arranged the coins in chronological order, stuck them to a piece of cardboard and showed them proudly to his friends.

As you can imagine, coin collecting is a very broad topic. At some point, Yunheng had to choose a direction of specialisation. This is when he decided to specialise in Asian coins. But how did he gain this expertise?

Can you become a numismatic expert by only reading books? According to Yunheng, that is not possible. To become an expert in coins, you need to experience the magic of collecting, buying and selling coins, talking to other collectors and coin dealers, going to markets and fairs and doing some research. By doing all this, Yunheng slowly built up knowledge and now he is a very proud coin expert at Catawiki.

Yunheng provides Catawiki with his expertise, his vast knowledge on a variety of coins and his passion and enthusiasm. With a vast network of contacts in Asia, he loves to keep learning and discovering new coin treasures. This way, he can compile very varied auctions with high quality coins that hide exciting and rare stories behind them.
  • More than 30 years experience as a collector of coins Passionate about the stories behind the coins Large Asian network of contacts
  • Passionate about the stories behind the coins
  • Large Asian network of contacts

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