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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #435 on: July 14, 2016, 05:29:42 AM »
If you face south while at the Long Corridor you will get this view of Kunming Lake with Nanhu Island and the 17-Arch bridge in the distance. Visibility was poor that day.
Thank you for sharing the shots of your trip, you were there recently?

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #436 on: July 14, 2016, 09:19:04 AM »
Thank you for sharing the shots of your trip, you were there recently?


No. Went in 2014.
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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #437 on: July 27, 2016, 09:00:25 AM »
Here are the plaster models of the ongoing Zhuozhengyuan medals, engraved by Lin Feng.



Do you have an update on the Humble Administrator's Garden medal?

Is there a design proposal yet for the final medal?

Thanks.
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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #438 on: July 27, 2016, 03:58:04 PM »
Do you have an update on the Humble Administrator's Garden medal?

Is there a design proposal yet for the final medal?

Thanks.
The Humble Administrator's Garden medals will be produced in the next couple of months. Shanghai Mint is on summer vacation these days :)

The final medal has a proposal now, but it does not look very impressive, although it was designed by Luo Yonghui, the maestro of Shanghai Mint. A lot of changes will have to be made.

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #439 on: August 21, 2016, 11:32:30 AM »
Latest update on Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozhengyuan): samples have been made. Please see the attached pictures. The final versions will not be very different.

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #440 on: August 21, 2016, 07:11:56 PM »
Nice design.    Fwang, you have not added to your translation Blog in some time.     Will you get back to translating articles?.........

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #441 on: August 21, 2016, 07:37:31 PM »
Nice design.    Fwang, you have not added to your translation Blog in some time.     Will you get back to translating articles?.........
Thanks for asking. I am doing more English to Chinese translation these days. Coin pics also take a lot of time.

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #442 on: August 22, 2016, 09:51:49 AM »
Thanks for asking. I am doing more English to Chinese translation these days. Coin pics also take a lot of time.
That was you? Thank you!
Please continue if you can find the time. It was always a fascinating read.

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #443 on: August 22, 2016, 03:24:35 PM »
Fwang, i look up your translation blogs often for information, as do others.    Very valuable for all of us, so get off your buns and translate more!..........

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #444 on: September 18, 2016, 06:17:17 AM »
Latest update on Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozhengyuan): samples have been made. Please see the attached pictures. The final versions will not be very different.

Do you have any information yet on mintage figures and different metal types used? Anything new? Thanks.
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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #445 on: September 19, 2016, 12:41:09 AM »
Here is the latest mintage info for Zhuozhengyuan:

Gold: 6
Silver: 729
Antique silver: 399
Brass: 500
Stained brass: 188

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #446 on: September 25, 2016, 09:34:56 AM »
Fwang, did Lei Ting or the artists for the Zhuozhengyuan medal do any write up for the medal? It's always nice to read about their thoughts with regards to the cultural, historical and design aspects of those Chinese Classical Garden medals.
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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #447 on: September 26, 2016, 01:53:44 AM »
Fwang, did Lei Ting or the artists for the Zhuozhengyuan medal do any write up for the medal? It's always nice to read about their thoughts with regards to the cultural, historical and design aspects of those Chinese Classical Garden medals.
There is no write-up at this moment for this medal.

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Re: The Journey of the Chinese Classical Garden Series of Medals
« Reply #448 on: September 28, 2016, 08:44:54 PM »
Using data from fwang2450’s tables I have complied another Table to illustrate trend lines for all the medal types.

The spike in mintage numbers for the Summer Palace Corridor and Yuanmingyuan medals is accounted for mainly by increased mintage of the brass H85 and Gilt Brass medals respectively.

The key medals* for Lan Ting, Mountain Resort and Liuyuan Gardens are much sought after. I am not sure of the situation with other key medals.

Once the last medal of the series is released in 2017 there should be a better picture of how well the whole series has done.

*The gold and copper medals are not generally available to the public (apart from the Xiequyuan medal) and cannot be regarded as key medals.

Here is an updated table showing the actual mintages of the Classical Chinese Garden Medals. The final medal is slated for release in 2017. Meanwhile the Zhuozhengyuan medal should be hitting the streets soon!
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