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2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« on: June 15, 2011, 12:20:15 PM »
Hello folks-

I noticed on the Kitco forum, that "Joe Public", has discovered
4 different 2003 silver pandas.
It was also mentioned, that Peter Anthony, will be featuring them, in his second book.

So how bout we get a discussion going here about them?

So, I guess they are;
1)-matte, or frosted bamboo.
2)-mirrored bamboo.
3)-large arm.
4)-dented arm.

So, does anyone have any of these, double bagged?
Some pics of pouches, will help to identify the mints involved.

Hopefully, if P.A.'s going to publish the differences, in his book,
he just might be able to get NGC to attibute the varieties, on the label.

We'll see.

So, whatcha got folks??

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 01:42:03 PM »
I was going to ask the same thing.  I'm having problems following the threads to determine what is really different and it's made worse by the differences in terminology.  Can someone post clear pictures that show the differences in the 4 varieties.  Or better yet, send me all four varieties and I'll be happy to photograph and document them.

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 04:35:41 PM »
Hopefully Peter will chime in later, and give us the full scoop,
on how many are suspected, vs. how many, that have truly been I.D.'d. :thumbup1:

nice pics too, from LBC, badon.

thanks.

pictures of coins in pouches, and close-ups of the area in question,
are truly what we need to have here, so folks know what to look for.

thanks to all who contribute.

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 03:58:00 PM »
Mirror and Wide Leg share the same style mint wrapper. Shenyang I think it is. You can see the two side by side on kitco
Havent found a double bagged Dented Leg yet.

Cheers

So, does anyone have any of these, double bagged?

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 10:51:54 PM »
Sorry folks.
Been busy.

Here are some double-bagged 2003's;
#10519 is the dented arm
#10517 is the 3 tabbed, Shenzhen-Guobao, frosted bamboo
#10518 is the mirrored bamboo

I don't have a wide arm yet, so if anyone has a pic, of one double-bagged,
please post it in this thread, so they'll all be together,
in one place, for future references, and study.

thanks all
wyldkatt

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 03:20:46 AM »
No reason to talk about these, is there?  Go on about your business now... :001_tt2:

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 08:10:53 AM »
Help required please, I have just purchased this 2003 silver panda and think it maybe the mirror variety? what do you think please it cost me £63

Also is this SHENYANG MINT ?

thanks in advance :001_rolleyes:
« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 08:23:25 AM by doublewrap »

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 08:46:39 AM »
Looks like a 'mirrored' bamboo to me.

Nice purchase.

Buy more!

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 08:49:15 AM »
Karma, thanks for that I thought it was, am I correct in thinking it is the Shenyang Mint?

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 10:04:20 AM »
Karma, thanks for that I thought it was, am I correct in thinking it is the Shenyang Mint?

Also I notice on the temple side of the mirror version it appears completely flat around the outer frosted ring, yet on the Shenzen Guobau Mint version the outer ring slopes away all around the frosted edge, it makes the date look like it is bent at the bottom If you see what I mean.

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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012, 10:17:49 AM »
O.K I have just been inspecting some of my newer panda coins from 2007 and notice that on my 2007 and 2009 the reverse side (temple) the outer frosted ring is FLAT right to the edge, but then checking my 2006,  2008,2010,2011,2012 these four all have chauffeured edges maybe this is a way to check which mint they are from after 2005 when double wrapped pandas stopped.

My 2006 which has the chauffeured edge is Shenzen Gouba Mint, I know this for a fact as I was lucky enough to obtain one of the 20,000 that where double wrapped for 2006 EXPO
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Re: 2003 Silver Panda....(4 varieties??)
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 11:32:26 AM »
Hello folks-

I noticed on the Kitco forum, that "Joe Public", has discovered
4 different 2003 silver pandas.
It was also mentioned, that Peter Anthony, will be featuring them, in his second book.

So how bout we get a discussion going here about them?

So, I guess they are;
1)-matte, or frosted bamboo.
2)-mirrored bamboo.
3)-large arm.
4)-dented arm.

So, does anyone have any of these, double bagged?
Some pics of pouches, will help to identify the mints involved.

( .. )


3 x matte 2003 with 3 x different arms

« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 11:44:54 AM by wg »

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