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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2016, 05:17:30 PM »
You should see if NGC can create a special label for you, "Last Strike" or "Late Release", it could sell for nice premium at pop of 2. 

Peter did confirm earlier in the thread only 980 mintage.

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« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2016, 05:27:27 PM »
haha, good one! You are joking right?!

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2016, 06:46:47 PM »
Those would be nice complements to the highly desired Early Releases and First Strikes NGC labels

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2016, 06:50:47 PM »
By the way, the other day I did see the ngc census for the valentine pandas. 300 something of them are graded. All are designated Early Releases except one and the majority are 70 ones.

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2016, 09:01:30 PM »
By the way, the other day I did see the ngc census for the valentine pandas. 300 something of them are graded. All are designated Early Releases except one and the majority are 70 ones.

There are 250 NGC graded examples that will later be offered to China Pricepedia subscribers. The label on those is special beyond being Early Releases. As I am still in China I haven't actually held one myself, yet.

If others are graded they must be by subscribers who already sent them in. I expect those will have the standard label.

The $118 offer will definitely end when I return stateside and probably never be repeated. A high percentage of the 250 were graded PF70. Pricing for graded Valentine Pandas is not yet final, but they will also be for subscribers.

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2016, 10:19:44 PM »
Hi Peter,
             I will be interested in a 70 when you do sell some as both of mine just graded 69.

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2016, 10:39:15 PM »
Here is a screenshot of the census from NGC website.

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2016, 04:03:15 PM »
There are 250 NGC graded examples that will later be offered to China Pricepedia subscribers.

The 70 went to NCS?  Or just NGC?

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2016, 08:32:14 PM »
The 70 went to NCS?  Or just NGC?

Only to NGC.

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2016, 04:30:20 PM »
You should see if NGC can create a special label for you, "Last Strike" or "Late Release", it could sell for nice premium at pop of 2.  


I like this idea. Unfortunately, NGC has a rule about not making less than 100 labels.

I was accidentally involved in the creation of this rule. A few years ago CGCI handed out samples of 10Y silver Pandas at the BICE (Beijing International Coin Exposition) Panda introduction event. Back then this was an invitation only gathering (it was opened to the public the following year). A friend and I acquired four of them – two for us and two to give to other friends.  

Minutes later we ran into a pair of NGC executives in the hotel lobby and sat down to talk. During the conversation we showed them our new Pandas and the idea of grading came up. There was concern that this would make the coins artificially rare. In the end, though, it was agreed as the source was confirmed and no rule existed against doing it. The coins came back with a special label for BICE, but NGC soon changed the policy to a minimum of 100 for a special label. This is to avoid the creation of "artificial rarities." Our BICE coins really did deserve a special label, imo; according to mint sources these samples are slightly different than the later production run Pandas and can be identified.

To the best of my knowledge all four of these NGC BICE Pandas remain with their original recipients.

BTW, another grading company produced a similar label, but my friend and I are convinced that happened only after word of our submission became known.

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2016, 04:34:26 PM »
Which year's silver pandas were these? How different are they from the regular pieces?

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2016, 04:37:09 PM »
Which year's silver pandas were these? How different are they from the regular pieces?

It was 2013 or 2014; I need to check. I can see that the luster is a little different than the later strikes that I am familiar with. Perhaps there are other differences, too.

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2016, 07:34:39 PM »
Peter, i have contacted a few collectors to check out your heart silver pandas.    Strange, emotional and positive responses.     Your heart panda has the most popular design seen in a long time.      My suggestion is for a 5 oz heart silver panda.    Not a thick one as most new issue are, but a large diameter like the early issue.    Large diameter heart silver panda w/ same design as your 1 oz will be a big hit............

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Re: Valentine Bamboo Panda Medals on Offer to Pricepedia Subscribers
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2016, 10:38:45 PM »
I agree a 5oz would be nice gift item, especially if it could be sold by late January.  Great job sponsoring this medal and distributing it widely to a large collector base.