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1995 Small Date 1/2 oz silver panda varieties
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:37:17 AM »
Peter's books says the 1995 SD 1/2  has 5,500 surviving pop.      On ebay and comments i read, say some different varieties w/ the SD.     Mirror fur, frosted gap, mirror gap, etc...       Search box and i could not find past articles about the varieties.      Does anyone know the different varieties?     Any estimate to pop for each variety?   Did NGC write comments about the SD?
At one time these SD were rarely seen but looks like the 98 has taken the rarity crown for now.      More SD are listed today.   
Any other information on the other 1/2 oz silver pandas that maybe rare or low pop numbers?

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Re: 1995 Small Date 1/2 oz silver panda varieties
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 09:27:50 AM »
1995 panda have minor nose/eye/fur pattern variations similar to other years of panda.  The 100yuan (1oz) has distinct text shift varieties (not recognized by NGC, AFAIK): http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=11508.0

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Re: 1995 Small Date 1/2 oz silver panda varieties
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 07:52:10 AM »
NGC decides what are real varieties or not.      We peons just have opinions...     Look at photos,  mirror gap, frosted gap, mirror fur frosted gap and mirror fur mirror gap.        How many varieties does the 95 SD 1/2 silver panda have?     Have varieties sneaked up on us?      Are any varieties rare?    Are these SD overlooked?.....

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Re: 1995 Small Date 1/2 oz silver panda varieties
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 10:51:53 AM »
Oh, my mistake!  I didn't read the topic carefully that you are talking about the 1995 1/2oz SILVER panda.
 
We actually had a long discussion about the 1995 1/2oz silver starting from here:

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=3626.msg55775#msg55775

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Re: 1995 Small Date 1/2 oz silver panda varieties
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 06:10:12 PM »
Thanks, i could not find that link.    Wonder if any 95 SD variety is a rare as the 1990 "Small P" proof silver panda?...

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Re: 1995 Small Date 1/2 oz silver panda varieties
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 08:15:43 AM »
After reading the link there seems to be 4 varieties of the 95 LD and SD 1/2 silver pandas.     Hopefully that is the conclusion NGC came to....