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China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« on: August 21, 2018, 04:03:33 PM »
China lunar medal set,  17.3g silver  (verified weight),  Shanghai mint.   See pictures below.

Does anybody know when this was made?   Also two of the medals have "F" mintmarks, see the rat below.


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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 06:25:41 PM »
Could it be part of a 12 pc set?     F mint mark??           Ebay 401575156681  $250   plate or real silver? and no F mint mark.

Ebay 142908077667  brass  -start bid $19.99-    Seller Ggoodluck    maybe same as your silver set?     I did contact Ggoodluck about your set.     I have a few singles in brass similar to your set but do not recall the mint mark.....

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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 09:21:48 PM »
Ebay 401575156681  $250  :   I believe this is silver plated.   Also weight is 14g.    The silver seem to be 17.3g weight.

Somebody typed up the "COA" which seems similar to the pagoda medal set "COA".....     


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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 05:37:44 PM »
I asked my buddy in China who wrote about Shanghai Mint lunar medals. The 33mm silver version is missing from his article, available here: http://www.coin001.com/read.php?tid=15973

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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 05:50:31 PM »
Thanks for the article link !    He is welcome to the images.   Would he know what the "F" mintmark is  ???

The set I have is then 1982 to 1987.    Why it starts in 1982 is odd....

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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 06:03:00 PM »
He is welcome to the images.   Would he know what the "F" mintmark is  ???
A senior Chinese collector with access to Shanghai Mint staff (a co-sponsor of the Classic Garden series) once explained that initially, "F" (foreign) was used on medals for export, similar to "D" for the domestic market. But later on it was overused. There are some questions about this claim, though.

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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 11:25:04 PM »
Thanks for the article link !    He is welcome to the images.   Would he know what the "F" mintmark is  ???

The set I have is then 1982 to 1987.    Why it starts in 1982 is odd....
My buddy said that this set is very likely to be silver.

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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 06:27:56 PM »
I tested each of the medals:  999 fine silver.      17.3g weight.

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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 06:36:36 PM »

The F mark means Foreign or export on this link.    I thought it meant Fiddlesticks....





http://www.coin001.com/read.php?tid=15973





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Re: China lunar medal set, 17.3g silver, Shanghai mint
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 06:47:17 PM »
Anybody know the mintage ?