This article was written for the Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Convention Program. There is considerable debate over whether modern coinage that should be left in it's original mint packaging or removed and certified by one of the major grading services. While this article relates more to modern Chinese coinage such as Panda gold and silver, it is relevant to many different modern coinage issues.
The Singapore International Coin Fair is hosted by Panda America and held each March in Singapore. It is one of the largest coin conventions in the world.