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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2011, 06:46:41 PM »
kind of strange.. BTW the link at the CC for HF, leads to CCT1.... not HF... did u see the mintages for the 1998 fractional pandas btw???  :w00t:

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2011, 06:52:09 PM »
Whoops, I made a typo on the Historical Figures link. It's fixed now.

Thanks for catching that so quickly. Which fractional 1998 pandas? Are you talking about in the book, or the CC?

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2011, 07:06:49 PM »
the new book...... they are LOW, but lets not get this thread out of its focus, sorry... I was just shocked.

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2011, 07:10:24 PM »
It looks like some of the flower shaped lunars are even lower than the 1998 pandas. Fascinating.

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2011, 07:32:39 PM »
I got four more coins today at 50USD each, nothing special... no new specimens, but a new box... apparently they changes color every year? Would be great to be able to make a list over box-colors for each year...

I annotated your image with info for two of the coins I know about off the top of my head. The set is not a correct set, the coins are from different years:

http://www.CC/wiki/index.php/File:Image_1322698562.jpg

But, the box is probably a good one to have, and hopefully the coins are in nice shape.

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2011, 07:39:08 PM »
That one photo now appears on at least 3 different pages of the Coin Compendium because of all the helpful information it contains. I'm not sure what the other two coins are, but once they're annotated, the image can be made to appear on the pages for those coins too. Thanks for uploading it.

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2011, 07:44:02 PM »
OK, I have identified 3 out of the 4 coins for you in the image annotations. I'm not sure what the 4th coin is.

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2011, 09:54:34 PM »
DiggingNorway, Could you provide a zoomed in picture of Cai Wenji?  I'm curious to know whether the characters are faded like what I have and whether it contains an error in the third character from the bottom.  Thanks

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2011, 10:04:15 PM »
SANDAC: Great job annotating your Cai Wenji photo. I assume the photo you want from DiggingNorway is the photo of his new Cai Wenji that I annotated on his box photo? Also, do you know what the 4th coin is, that has no annotation?

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2011, 10:26:57 PM »
Yes, I want to see a close up photo of his new Cai Wenji.  Most of the Cai Wenji I ran across have faded characters.  I start to think the pristine, or first strike version is the rare one.

The 4th coin is Li Da-Zhao.  I annotate it, but I don't know how to link the annotation to CCT23.

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2011, 10:38:51 PM »
Links look like this in the other annotations:

[[CCT23 | the type name]]

That will link to CCT23, but show the type name as the text you click on to go to CCT23. You can click "Edit" on the other annotations to see what they look like. They're all of that form. Once you do that, you know 90% of what you need to know to do advanced, cool stuff on the Coin Compendium

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2011, 10:45:14 PM »
Yes, I see.  Very cool

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2011, 10:55:26 PM »
Great job! I just made a minor edit of your annotation to say "22 g" instead of "22g".

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2011, 10:57:31 PM »
Image annotation is by far my favorite little feature of the Coin Compendium. It makes it SOOOOOO easy to show things on a photo.

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Re: Varieties of silver Historical Figures, 1984 to 1993
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2011, 10:58:14 PM »
was there a fifth silver coin in 1992? for those who has the new book, check out page 61,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koxinga

it sure looks like it!!

The historical figueres according to this source: http://www.modernchinacoins.com/modernchinacoins/CHINESE_HISTORICAL_FIGURES.html

does NOT mention him... but in the book he is presented together with the 4 others.... and he apparantly was a histroical figuere...


Zheng Chenggong is a puzzle.  He was clearly an important historical figure and the coin follows the general format of the historical figure coin (5 yuan, name of the figure on top, followed by the year born and year died), but it is not included in the historical figure set.  In Mr. Ge's book it has the same mintage as the other four and grouped together.  So Mr Ge may consider Zheng Chenggong a part of the historical figure set, but that'll make a 41-coin set.  That's just weird.