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A pair of 1 ounce Silver panda medal, featuring the official logo of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany, designed by two ‘Krause Lifetime Achievement’ award winners Yu Min and Heinz Hoyer just released!

They both have mintage of 3,000 pieces and come with certificates inside a prestigious box.

All orders taken before August 4th will be included in a lottery for the special Yu Min brass and Hoyer brass silver plate two piece set, only 1000 sets were produced and 800 sets were sent to Germany and 700 to the Chinese Embassy for distribution to the Chinese delegation and German VIPs for the opening of the Panda Gardens. The Yu Min brass was produced using ultra high relief and special laser engraving on a piedfort coin blank. The two piece brass sets are not for sale. A live drawing of three 2 piece brass sets and three Yu Min brass piedfort will be held on Friday August 5th at 2pm at table 956.

You can purchase the Silver panda medal sets for 180 USD at Table 956 at the ANA show in Denver this August 1~5, or Estate Coin & Jewelry Galleria, LLC (Add: 1650 main street Sarasota FL 34236).
We are now accepting pre-orders .

Tel: (+1) 941-952-0100   E-mail: jericainternational@gmail.com

(For European order please visit Künker online shop www.kuenker.de €159/set)

*2017 Champion Summer Auction will be held at Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong, August 20th, from 10 A.M. to 5 A.M.
www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneers/C106713.html

Lot 417-449 features high-graded rare coins designed by Shanghai Mint Senior designer Yu Min. This is a great opportunity you can never miss. *
 
Shanghai Mint Senior Designer Yu Min
China’s Shanghai Mint Senior Designer Yu Min has participated in the entire development process of gold and silver pandas as a designer and engraver since the first gold panda coin was issued in 1982. His 1983 silver panda won the Krause Publication “Best Silver Coin Award” in 1985. He has designed and engraved more than 20 commemorative panda coins, including recently the 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 gold and silver commemorative panda coins. In 2017 Yu Min will received the Life time achievement award from Krause Publication at the Coin of the Year Award Ceremony in Berlin, the first Asian designer to receive this great honor.

Highlighted Coin:
CHINA-ANA 2016 ANA World's Fair of Money Anaheim 31.104g (1 Oz) .999 Gold Proof, Commemorative Panda, 40mm, Coin Number 77, Mintage 125, NGC PF69 ULTRA CAMEO  (see picture below)


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only 1000 sets were produced and 800 sets were sent to Germany and 700 to the Chinese Embassy for distribution...

Doesn't add up, 1000 sets produced, yet 1500 distributed. 

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Also your website is not up to date for your upcoming auction and I cannot find it on liveauctioneers.  This is not a good thing if you are trying to maximize participation.  I have very little patience especially since Stacks and Heritage are very easy to navigate.

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Re: New Sino-German Commemorative Medal for Denver 2017 ANA at Table 956
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 04:44:13 PM »
 Yu min version of the piedfort brass mintage was 1500 Hoyer brass version silver plate version mintage was 1000 so there is only a possible total of 1,000 two piece sets, 800 yu min brass sent to Germany to put together 800 sets. Since most(700) of the 800 sets were delivered to the Chinese embassy in Germany leaving the Berlin mint and kunker auction with only 100 sets to distribute to their vip's . A second shipment of 300 yu min brass piedfort singles was sent to Germany in special single boxes and distributed to Chinese foreign service staff  , German Bundestag (parliament ) members and members of the German coin commission, German numismatic associations members and museums. Also attendees of the first strike ceremony will receive some of these yu min singles . The 200 Hoyer Berlin mint brass silver plate medals just arrived in Hong Kong this week from Germany and most of these sets will be distributed to officials in China starting next week.

I hope this clears up the distribution of these medals as this Sino German medal friendship project was supported by the Chinese embassy in Germany and also with the approval of the ministry of culture in Beijing for the use of the official 45th years of establishment of diplomatic relations with the minster himself signing the approval. Therefore the attendance of the Chinese ambassador at the first strike ceremony. In the past even when china has won international awards only the culture or press counselor or secretary from the embassy will attend. In China when a new issue is release it is usually reps from china gold coin and local people's bank of china or local government attending the ceremony, there has according to our information never been a first strike ceremony of a show or friendship panda issue before at the government mint and also attendance of ambassador of both countries involved. The chairman of the people's bank of china mr Zhou was a member of the Chinese delegation to Germany.

The head of NGC Europe richard stein was present to witness the 6/30 first strike at the Berlin mint , a first for NGC , 15 Hoyer medals was presented to NGC for first strike designation , all of the medals will be distributed to the officials attending the ceremony and other officials involved in the project.

The German Federal Foreign Service ministry has the coverage of the ceremony and the image of the special 2 piece presentation set on its official website.

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/nn_582140/sid_264BDC7918917783DD9FE14502D23ED0/DE/Aussenpolitik/Laender/Aktuelle_Artikel/China/170704_Pandas.html?nnm=582138


There several coverage of the first strike ceremony including coin week , coins weekly , and coin couch.

http://www.coinsweekly.com/en/News/45-Years-of-Sino-German-Friendship-Commemorative-Pandas-Struck/4?&id=4795

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cgJ8SegetNE

Special coverage of this the first strike and panda turnover ceremony by Charles Morgan.

http://www.coinweek.com/video-news/striking-a-modern-medal-45-years-of-chinese-german-friendship/

Special coin couch coverage

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cBRcBcSX0iM

German coverage by our friend sebastien in munzen review , the largest and most important numismatic publication in Europe.








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Sorry , LiveAuctioneers will go live later this week , due to the various Chinese firewalls it has been very difficult to upload listing to the us servers. Thank you for your advice. Regards, michael

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Hi guys. I was so fortunate to attend the first strike ceremony in Berlin:

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Before he was able to mint the first medal in honor of the 45th anniversary of the re-establishment of the diplomatic relations between Germany and China, Shi Mingde, Ambassador of the People’s Republic to Berlin, received a typical german-style security briefing into the massive minting machine of the Staatliche Münze Berlin. Shi then pushed the button – and a little later he was able to present the first copy of the Berlin Panda medal, recepted by guests from all over the world with loud applause.

It was a convincing ceremony organized by the Staatliche Münze Berlin in cooperation with the auction house Künker from Osnabrück and Michael Chou from „Champion“ auction house from Hong Kong on Friday. In his speech, Ambassador Shi Mingde talked about his first encounters with the Federal Republic of Germany – he had traveled by train from Beijing to Berlin 45 years ago to enter his diplomatic service duties. Shi Mingde pointed out that both Germany and China have drastically changed over the past 45 years. The passion for coins, however, had lasted over time.

With the G20 Summit in Hamburg as well as the official opening of the Panda area in the Berlin Zoo, the year 2017 will be marked by the German-Chinese friendship. And the three companies have set a strong example: the world-famous coin engravers Yu Min and Heinz Hoyer contributed separate designs. Hoyer could not be present at the ceremony, but sent a thoughtful greeting. He made it clear that, especially in uncertain times, German-Chinese friendship is an important contribution to global stability.

And even in the numismatic sphere, friendships make possible special projects, which became apparent shortly after the speech of Ulrich Künker and Michael Chou. The two auctioneers are longtime friends and have collaborated, for example, in the transfer of historical dies from the Göppingen based company Otto Beh to the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in Halle. And now, another remarkable medal has emerged on their initiative.

The medal was produced in a total of five different designs. A version in silver-plated copper is already available at the Staatliche Münze Berlin, the edition is only 1,000 pieces. In addition, a medal with a circulation of 3,000 pieces is sold, in Germany the medals are distributed by Künker auction house. In addition, there will be a brass medal from both Germany and China, with the German version achieving a mintage of 1,000 pieces and the Chinese version being minted 1,500 times. Künker had already been successful as the distributor of the Mother’s Day Medal from China in Germany.

Representatives of the NGC grading service were also present at the ceremony. 15 medals were minted and documented under the supervision of the grading experts to be equipped with a special „First Strike“ label.

It was a very special day for me, as I am very interested in international cooperation and this is also true for many collectors in Germany. Most of the coin collectors started their hobby at a young age to learn about foreign countries and cultures, and China has always been one of the most beloved destinations for Germans. And you could really see the motivation of Michael Chou from Hongkong, Ulrich Kuenker from Germany and the whole Berlin Mint staff.

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It appears the coin was minted by the Berlin Mint, does that mean it is a German coin.  The sino medals from the 1980s were from Shanghai mint, so those I consider to be Chinese coins, but this one seems to me to be a German coin.

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Hi there. As far as I understood, one ideas of the project was to mint the medals at two locations, one in Europe and one in Asia. The German version was indeed minted in Berlin, but the Chinese one was not produced in Germany. @Championhk might help with additional information.

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ESTATE COIN & JEWELRY GALLERIA located in Sarasota, FL is taking orders the Sino-German Commemorative Medals.  The medals will be delivered at the ANA or you can place pre-orders to be delivered after the ANA, which will ship from Sarasota, FL. We also offer other show pandas.   We are also the sole distributor for the 50g Mother's Day Panda.  PF70 UC are now available for orders. Please stop by our table during the ANA at #962.

Estate Coin & Jewelry Galleria
1650 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-952-0100

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the yu min one ounce silver version was produced in China and the German hoyer one ounce silver version produced by the Berlin mint has the same obverse designed by yu min and all of the silver 40mm one ounce. 999 silver blanks is the same blanks for both versions and came from China. the presentation box designed by yu min  and produced by same company which produces boxes for China gold coin. you can see the Berlin mint certificate obverse is designed by yu min China. I hope this clarify the origin and production of the medals. also ngc has certified the yu min version one ounce  silver as high relief. the yu min brass version is ultra high relief using latest smart minting technology that is currently not used by the chinese mints over 6000 blanks were used to produced the 1500 minted and only 200 per day.  As a matter of fact they are producing a 35th anniversary 1kg silver medal for China gold coin that is in the shape of a ball similar to the pyramids coin produced by the polish mint. the use of nano technology in the coating the surface to prevent white spots (suppose to protect the surface for up to 100 years)is also a first in China. David Camire of ngc/ncs and I recently visited their production facility in Shanghai and meet with the technology team on-site  from the United States.

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NGC says private mint in China.  Can you clarify which mint?

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https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/6008/china-germany-pandas-medals/





the yu min one ounce silver version was produced in China and the German hoyer one ounce silver version produced by the Berlin mint has the same obverse designed by yu min and all of the silver 40mm one ounce. 999 silver blanks is the same blanks for both versions and came from China. the presentation box designed by yu min  and produced by same company which produces boxes for China gold coin. you can see the Berlin mint certificate obverse is designed by yu min China. I hope this clarify the origin and production of the medals. also ngc has certified the yu min version one ounce  silver as high relief. the yu min brass version is ultra high relief using latest smart minting technology that is currently not used by the chinese mints over 6000 blanks were used to produced the 1500 minted and only 200 per day.  As a matter of fact they are producing a 35th anniversary 1kg silver medal for China gold coin that is in the shape of a ball similar to the pyramids coin produced by the polish mint. the use of nano technology in the coating the surface to prevent white spots (suppose to protect the surface for up to 100 years)is also a first in China. David Camire of ngc/ncs and I recently visited their production facility in Shanghai and meet with the technology team on-site  from the United States.

NGC Article FACTS
"Yu Min’s version will be produced by one of the leading private mints in China."

"Heinz Hoyer’s version will be produced by Germany’s oldest mint, Staatliche Münze Berlin (the Berlin Mint), which has been in operation since 1280."

Opinion
Interesting that a private mint in China produced the Chinese contribution to medals for this prestigious occasion.
What are the implications?
Is a new trend about to start or has this been done previously?
Nothing necessarily negative about this.
NGC will grade the medals.
Just interesting!
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yes , we were referred by the mint to Shanghai new century mint as they were already producing many projects for the national mints in China and also China gold coin Inc. the more important issue is the designer and also the chinese embassy wanted an ultra high relief of the version distributed to Chinese and German vip' s the same laser process was used for the official logo which is only used in coin projects with the exception of the 2016 Berlin panda. 

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Re: New Sino-German Commemorative Medal for Denver 2017 ANA at Table 956.
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2017, 08:32:11 AM »
Honestly, do you think thany anybody over in Germany or China cares about those medals? How many different editions of the Berlin "World Money Fair" Panda had been minted in 2017? Just look on eBay and see that no one really wants those 15 g Piedfort Mini Pandas. Or the 8 g Gold Mini Pandas. Or the five other different Panda medals that there had been minted. I live in Germany and don't know anybody who is interested in this kind of stuff.