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Flower’s Power
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:24:14 PM »
https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/6588/



"Flowers have symbolic meanings in Chinese culture and coins represent these qualities. The simple beauty of Chrysanthemum flowers conveys the virtues of humility and longevity. This flower appears on the circulating copper-nickel one Yuan coin and the fractional one Jaio. The lotus, a symbol of nobility and purity, adorns the brass five Jiao coin."

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 06:46:00 PM »
The color Kunming set is outstanding and hopefully someday i can own it.....

1980 4 pc set on ebay    152672011201   brass       132625959082  gilt brass    photo of gilt brass set that Ggoodluck has listed..

I was told this 1980 set is common in China but popular...

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 10:20:14 PM »
The color Kunming set is outstanding and hopefully someday i can own it.....

1980 4 pc set on ebay    152672011201   brass       132625959082  gilt brass    photo of gilt brass set that Ggoodluck has listed..

I was told this 1980 set is common in China but popular...

Fwang2450 did an extensive write up on the cultural importance of these four flowers in China: http://modern-chinese-numismatic-info.blogspot.com.
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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 07:16:23 PM »
Franks's article is excellent and well worth reading. I hope he comes to next week's coin show in Long Beach so I can tell him personally how much I like it. The story doesn't include individual photos of all four of the flowers on these beautiful medals, though. I can understand why; these are deceptively challenging to shoot well. My set is gilt brass (restricts, I assume) and the metal is highly reflective while the designs from the hand-cut metal dies have very sharp edges. Basically, it is a nightmare to control the contrast of the lighting. Anyway, here they are: bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, plum blossom. I hope you enjoy them.



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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 07:50:51 PM »
 I had posted some pics of these coins a few years ago ...

https://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=1115.630

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 10:23:33 PM »
Franks's article is excellent and well worth reading. I hope he comes to next week's coin show in Long Beach so I can tell him personally how much I like it. The story doesn't include individual photos of all four of the flowers on these beautiful medals, though. I can understand why; these are deceptively challenging to shoot well. My set is gilt brass (restricts, I assume) and the metal is highly reflective while the designs from the hand-cut metal dies have very sharp edges. Basically, it is a nightmare to control the contrast of the lighting. Anyway, here they are: bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, plum blossom. I hope you enjoy them.


Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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One of your major achievements here was to avoid the image of the camera being captured by the mirrored coin surface.
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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 02:43:10 AM »
Here is a different version of the bamboo.



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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 07:04:09 AM »
Outstanding photos and the best of this set i have seen.      I have a gilt brass flower set that is considered low value medals.      Most gilt brass are at the bottom of the pile but i really like some of the gilt i have seen.      Gilt has its own look or beauty and are very cheap.    I think gilt medals are very undervalued and unappreciated....

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 04:25:38 PM »
Franks's article is excellent and well worth reading. I hope he comes to next week's coin show in Long Beach so I can tell him personally how much I like it. The story doesn't include individual photos of all four of the flowers on these beautiful medals, though. I can understand why; these are deceptively challenging to shoot well. My set is gilt brass (restricts, I assume) and the metal is highly reflective while the designs from the hand-cut metal dies have very sharp edges. Basically, it is a nightmare to control the contrast of the lighting. Anyway, here they are: bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, plum blossom. I hope you enjoy them.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
China Pricepedia — Chinese Coin Prices and More
The Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide 3
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You are certainly an expert on coin picture shooting, Peter. I dread shooting gilt medals because of their reflection. Here is my attempt at shooting them with axial lighting, which is extremely diffused.

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 07:42:18 PM »
I dread shooting gilt medals because of their reflection. Here is my attempt at shooting them with axial lighting, which is extremely diffused.

Well done, Frank, your shots came out very nicely. These are truly tough items and the details are excellent. I think the goal for everyone taking photos should be to make Chinese numismatics interesting and attract as many people as possible to collecting.

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 07:47:35 PM »
One of your major achievements here was to avoid the image of the camera being captured by the mirrored coin surface.

Thanks. Looks like Frank pulled it off, too.

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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 08:58:09 PM »
I have looked at these medals on occasion for the last few years and today i see the 2 butterflies.       Never saw them before.   Good photos show details that our eye cannot.......

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 09:11:16 PM »
Peter;   Can we put big photos of MCC on T shirts?    They do that now w/ high detail animal photos.      Why not a large metal circle w/ computer driven design to carve out a MCC design?       Welding shops have all the computers, metal cutters, etc so it may not be that difficult?     Maybe designs on T shirts first.......

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2018, 09:49:24 PM »
Franks's article is excellent and well worth reading. I hope he comes to next week's coin show in Long Beach so I can tell him personally how much I like it.

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Thanks for your nice comment. I will not be able to come to the show this week, as my son is graduating from UCLA. Saturday is his commencement. We will be busy next few days.

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Re: Flower’s Power
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 12:40:31 AM »
Thanks for your nice comment. I will not be able to come to the show this week, as my son is graduating from UCLA. Saturday is his commencement. We will be busy next few days.

Congratulations on the graduation. Good job!  N31
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