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The Lure of Platinum: Part 2
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:09:30 AM »
The second characteristic of platinum coins that makes them a good choice for collecting and investing is that there are relatively few areas of the Chinese coins market where platinum crops up, making them a rare breed so to speak. Such is the extreme rarity and value of platinum that China does not produce very many of these coins! Modern Chinese coins have a history of over 30 years, but during that time there have been only...

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Re: The Lure of Platinum: Part 2
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 12:13:52 PM »
..."There are 23 of the 1 oz coin types: five Ancient Inventions and Discoveries; 12 Lunars; four Pandas; and two Unicorns."...

Correction: 5 (technically 6) Pandas. The 2 additional are: 1987 New York Coin Expo Platinum and the other (special issue only for the China Government and official Panda bullion dealers of the time) is the trial strike 1982 Platinum Panda.

Looking forward to Part 3.
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Re: The Lure of Platinum: Part 2
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 07:08:17 PM »
Here's my 1 troy ounce platinum China Panda collection -
N25 5 - 1 troy ounce China Panda platinum & 1 - 1 troy ounce China Panda gold struck with a die marked platinum (Pt)
From top to bottom, left to right (taken poorly with my phone camera)
a) 1987 proof New York coin show panda in platinum (a version in gold exists)
b) 1988 proof Basel coin show panda with platinum (Pt) marked die struck in gold error (no actual platinum medals were struck, a version in gold marked with Au exists)
c) 1987 proof Panda platinum
d) 1988 proof Panda platinum
e) 1989 proof Panda platinum
f) 1990 proof Panda platinum


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Re: The Lure of Platinum: Part 2
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 06:34:54 AM »
very nice!! the 1987 proof New York coin show panda in platinum is a special coin ,it gets the nick name of the twin towers panda in the USA (east coast) by some MCC collectors ....as I believe it is the only MCC with a likeness of the NY world trade center twin towers depicted on it ....very rare coin ,even the gold one you dont see too often

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Re: The Lure of Platinum: Part 2
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 09:47:34 AM »
very nice!! the 1987 proof New York coin show panda in platinum is a special coin ,it gets the nick name of the twin towers panda in the USA (east coast) by some MCC collectors ....as I believe it is the only MCC with a likeness of the NY world trade center twin towers depicted on it ....very rare coin ,even the gold one you dont see too often

jc888888888,

Thanks. I do have the other 10 - 1 troy ounce coin show gold pandas (don't have pics) in addition to the 2 - 1 troy ounce coin show pandas listed/shown at the top of my previous post. Below is the complete list of the 12 - 1 troy ounce gold and platinum Coin Show Pandas from 1987 - 1990 and their set maximum mintages:

1987 - Sino-American Friendship New Orleans (Au) - mintage 3000
1987 - Sino-American Friendship New York (Au) - mintage 2000
1987 - Sino-American Friendship New York (Pt) - mintage 1000
1987 - San Francisco International Coin Expo (Au) - mintage 3000
1987 - Sino-Japanese Friendship Tong Tong (Au) - mintage 5000
1988 - American Numismatic Asso Cincinnati (Au) - mintage 1000
1988 - Sino-German Friendship Munich (Au) - mintage 2000
1988 - Hong Kong Coin Expo (Au) - mintage 500
1988 - Sino-American Friendship New Orleans (Au) - mintage 1500
1988 - Sino-Swiss Friendship Basel (Au) - mintage 400
1988 - Sino-Swiss Friendship Basel Pt die error (Au) - mintage 600
1990 - Zurich International Coin Expo (Au) - mintage 550
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