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2017 Smithsonian Gold Panda?
« on: April 14, 2017, 11:09:23 AM »
Hi,

Would anyone know if a 2017 Smithsonian gold panda coin will be released?

Strange how there does not seem to be release information regarding it.

Would appreciate any info.

Thanks,

TVPM

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Re: 2017 Smithsonian Gold Panda?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 02:27:41 PM »

yeah, they have Smithsonian panda medals in 2014~2016. I don't know if they will issue it in 2017. If not, it is perhaps they are using up their pandas I guess? They were naming the medals with the panda names, e.g. Bao Bao Tian Tian etc.

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Re: 2017 Smithsonian Gold Panda?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 04:47:00 PM »
Hmm... Wouldn't it be an alternative to use the same name, but have an image of an older panda?

I was thinking this series may die out due to low demand?


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Re: 2017 Smithsonian Gold Panda?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 08:24:12 PM »
Yeah. I think they are of low demands. The mintage is quite high especially in 2014 and 2015 compared with the mintage of recent show pandas. More and more show pandas are having a mintage of only 500 or 1000 recently.