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Offline purpuratum

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Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« on: October 09, 2015, 02:24:27 PM »
Hi all

Please have a look at the Gold Medal from Bank of China below.  I could not find anything similar in the web...

Has somebody of you more information about this Medal? Mintage? Thanks  N38







 

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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 06:52:50 AM »
Weight is 31.3 g // 30mm
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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 11:03:37 PM »
looks like very rare...

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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 09:06:43 PM »
You probably can check with NGC see if they will slab this medal.

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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 02:16:00 PM »
After showing the pictures here on CCF I submitted the coins to NGC... but it seems that they don't recognise this type of medal.... :confused1:

007   1997   CHINA 1oz         INELIGIBLE TYPE         GOLD        n/a           n/a

Maybe somebody else here in this forum knows a little bit more about it ???

Do the Chinese letters say the same as the English text?

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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 02:31:53 PM »
From what I have read you will need at the very least a COA from a recognized mint.

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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 02:37:25 PM »
Is this a private mint medal (unofficial, commissioned)? Furthermore, I can't remember seeing any .9999 Chinese gold coins (although some may exist).
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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 03:09:04 PM »
Thank you guys.

Should Bank of China not be 'involved' in the minting process if their name is on the object?

And does Bank of China keeps a record of all medals ever minted / given in commission?
Maybe I could mail them the pics and as for further details...:-)


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Re: Bank of China Gold Medal 1997
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2015, 11:10:21 PM »
1997 is the year that H.K. returned to China. Many institutes in H.K., including Bank produced medals as gift to their customers in commemorating the event. Most medals were made with copper or silver by local private mints. Please note that Bank of China (commercial bank) and People’s Bank of China (central bank of China) are not the same.

This medal appears to be special, expensive, and nicely made. Bank of China (Hong Kong branch) is one of the three official banks in H.K. can issue H.K. banknote. Therefore, IMO, this medal may be minted by H.K. Mint or a private mint in H.K. and it has nothing to do with China Mint.