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Offline shadowninja

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2010, 05:12:41 PM »
Here is my newest coin:

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1 Kilo
Silver Proof
Mintage: 3800

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2010, 05:20:31 PM »
Nice, a 2010! Congratulations, that's a rarity. I see this is your first post, welcome to the forum! What a nice way to start!

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2010, 05:30:17 PM »
Nice, a 2010! Congratulations, that's a rarity. I see this is your first post, welcome to the forum! What a nice way to start!

Yeah haha, there are only a handful in the US too! Thanks!

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2010, 06:12:31 PM »
Yeah, we have been talking for some time on this forum about how hard the new coins are to get. Many of them are more valuable than the much rarer older coins. Here's another kilo coin topic:

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=1158.0

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2010, 06:27:07 PM »
Yeah, that's true. Since I bought this coin, the approx. value has gone to $7600.

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2010, 06:39:28 PM »
Sounds like you made a good investment. What did it cost you?

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2010, 06:53:48 PM »
I agree with all those thoughts.  That's what makes collecting these "event commemoratives" that much more interesting.  I have a feeling some with high values today now will settle down eventually.  I hate paying what I did for that coin but since I'm in it for collecting, I don't mind if a pay a little too much for a couple coins that complete my collection.

The other thing about the CITC coin is that only two have been graded and they both recieved grades lower than 68 which is unusual for recent pandas.  Does that mean that the bank employees who sell them play with them a bit first? :confused1:

Are you planning to get yours graded peter?

Probably but there's no time frame for doing it (grading). The coin I have is in excellent condition but the design has very shallow relief so the coin looks a little flat. The fields are highly polished, though, so it's a glittery thing in spite of the strange quality of the design or strike. Does yours have the box and COA? I almost bought another one that came with those but the seller reneged and returned my payment. He claimed he was robbed, but I suspect he discovered that his price was too low.

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2010, 06:59:59 PM »
Sounds like you made a good investment. What did it cost you?

It cost me around $4800 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2010, 02:01:44 AM »
For me, the impurities create an effect that resembles snow falling around the tiger. What a beautiful coin and design.

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Peter Anthony
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I made some more photos of this coin that look a lot better. I put my camera on a tripod and it makes much better photos now! You can see the gray impurities much more clearly. They look like a shred of steel flung off from a grinder. I know because I once had a piece like that lodged in my eye in an industrial accident (I fully recovered in about a week). The bits are usually elongated and look "torn" at one end, and pointed at the other...or it could be a piece of moon rock for all I know.

I also took some pictures of the one post-minting blemish I could find. It's on the burr at the rim, but it's not deep enough to extend beyond the burr into the coin-proper. I suspect that might be why the coin was granted a PF 70 designation by NGC, despite what looks like a nick on the rim. The mark is so small that you can only see it with your own eyes if you can get light to reflect off of it. Otherwise, it just blends in with all the usual irregularities of the rim burr.

I am SO SURPRISED at how good of macro photos my cheap Canon SD940 can make. I can see this rim ding in the photos even better than I can see it with any of my 5X, 10X, or even 20X loupes. It's pretty clear in the photos. The camera resolution is almost exactly the same as the view through my 20X loupe, but vastly better in quality. Next time I want a good view of a detail on a coin, I'm just going to take a photo of it instead of fussing with the finicky high power loupe.

See also my postings about loupes for coins, and cameras for coin photos.

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2010, 03:05:30 PM »
"Does yours have the box and COA?"

It should.  I guess I'll find out when I open my box from China.

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2010, 10:56:23 PM »
Per Qwasty's request, continuation from the thread below:

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=1185.0

Shipping these five coins off to NCS and NGC on Monday.

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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
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Re: Post your newest modern Chinese coin
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