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Title: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: pandamonium on January 01, 2018, 07:23:46 AM
I remember this set was considered rare.       Does anyone know official name and approximate value?    Ebay photos....
So far some say rare silver and others say could be silver plate.     Easy to confuse this set w/ others....
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: pandamonium on January 01, 2018, 07:26:06 AM
More photos, notice dog has 1982 date not on reverse....

Can provide more photos upon request.....
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: pandamonium on January 01, 2018, 12:46:16 PM
The 1985 silver Ox looks like this 1985 PF 68 Ox  $280   on ebay  253332368797            Ebay photo....

Other similar sets are cheap but this one could be the rare one.....  could it?....
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: pandamonium on January 01, 2018, 01:21:53 PM
Last 4 photos...
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: poconopenn on January 01, 2018, 03:36:48 PM
It is my understanding that 33mm and 23mm lunar medals made by Shenyang Mint during 1881-1992 are copper (brass) only. Shenyang Mint did not have the capability to produce gold and silver plated coin until 1992. Therefore, IMO, most Shenyang Mint lunar medal sets (silver, gold and silver plated) in the market place were produced after 1992 either by Shenyang Mint or private mints.
 
Based on the pictures posted, the surface texture of the medals suggesting this set is silver plated. I was not aware that Shenyang Mint had produced 1984-1995 lunar medal set as you mentioned in your post. There are three series of luna medal sets produced by Shenyang Mint; 1981-1992 (33mm, 23mm), 1993-2004 (40mm, 33mm, 30mm) and 2005-2012. Something is very wrong. 
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: pandamonium on January 02, 2018, 08:24:46 AM
This set has dates starting w/ 1981 not 1984 as i posted.      I did notice the texture as more like silver plate.      Will examine/measure and take more photos in a few days.       In the past this set was listed on ebay and i was told it is very rare.      Like most MCC it is not easy to get accurate info.......thanks Poconopen....
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: fwang2450 on January 02, 2018, 02:45:55 PM
The silver plated version is mentioned in this post: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_76db61f701012qia.html, including the box.
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: KeepOnTrying! on January 02, 2018, 03:26:39 PM
The silver plated version is mentioned in this post: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_76db61f701012qia.html, including the box.

It’s in Mandarin. Any hints as to what is written there?
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: PandaOrLunar on January 02, 2018, 04:40:52 PM
Open the web site inside of Chrome browser and it does a nice job of rough translation.
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: KeepOnTrying! on January 02, 2018, 08:52:31 PM
Open the web site inside of Chrome browser and it does a nice job of rough translation.

Thanks.
Title: Re: 1984-1995 Silver Lunar set
Post by: pandamonium on January 03, 2018, 07:36:02 AM
Thanks for the link Fwang.      It looks like the set is 3 stars.      There are silver too but the ebay sale 1985 PF 68 silver Ox is not there....

The 1997 silver Ox is listed too at 50,000 plan mint w/ 3 stars.       It is very rare in the West that i know of and dealers in China say most are in the home country.     See photos....

KOT when you translate it then please let me know as my computer has issues......