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2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:28:20 PM »
Does anyone have any information about four 2017 classical water garden medals, minted at Shanghai?  Mintages, market interest, beauty?

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Re: 2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 04:16:22 PM »
This set is kind of odd, because it was commissioned not by the Classical Gardens team, but by the local government where the garden is located. The story is that Shanghai Mint planned to issue this medal before the regular Classical Garden series, but the Classical Gardens team managed to persuade Shanghai Mint and the sponsor to postpone it till the entire Classical Garden series was completed. Moreover, this would be treated as "Classical Garden Series II", to distinguish it from those sponsored by the team. It is the only medal in this series, though.

Mintage is as follows:
Silver: 328
Antique silver: 200
Brass: 299
Antique brass: 299

I don't remember who the designer is, but the medal was engraved by the well-known master engraver Lin Feng.

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Re: 2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 04:23:18 PM »
Thank you.  Do you think "classical garden series II" means other medals will be designed and minted?

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Re: 2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 04:32:39 PM »
No. That's it. No more Classical Garden medals will be issued.

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Re: 2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 04:45:12 PM »
Thanks again Fwang2450.

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Re: 2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 07:55:53 PM »
This set is kind of odd, because it was commissioned not by the Classical Gardens team, but by the local government where the garden is located. The story is that Shanghai Mint planned to issue this medal before the regular Classical Garden series, but the Classical Gardens team managed to persuade Shanghai Mint and the sponsor to postpone it till the entire Classical Garden series was completed. Moreover, this would be treated as "Classical Garden Series II", to distinguish it from those sponsored by the team. It is the only medal in this series, though.

Mintage is as follows:
Silver: 328
Antique silver: 200
Brass: 299
Antique brass: 299

I don't remember who the designer is, but the medal was engraved by the well-known master engraver Lin Feng.

The original silver Yuyuan medal and the subsequent brass, antique silver and other varieties were also not commissioned by this same team that brought us the majority of the Classical Garden medals. The Geyuan medal was also not commissioned by the team. But all were minted by the Shanghai Mint.
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Re: 2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 07:12:24 AM »
photos of classical garden series II?.....

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Re: 2017 Classical Water Garden medals
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 01:17:43 PM »
There are some pics on this site: http://new.qq.com/omn/20171228/20171228G044GE.html