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Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« on: September 02, 2018, 11:35:11 AM »


In a world of mass produced, me-too products the gold and silver 2019 Valentine Pandas stand out. Crafted by famed Shenyang Mint artist Chang Huan they offer beauty, scarcity and innovation. In a China Mint first, a gem-like ceramic glaze reveals a gleaming silver rose beneath it.



These Valentine Pandas are Chang Huan’s first (only) publicly available products of 2018. Her work is complimented with superb engravings by the great Liao Bo. As one Shanghai Mint coin designer said to me, “You know, those are the two top artists at the Shenyang Mint.”

This is the first Panda ever to use China’s beautiful and patented Ultranote anti-counterfeiting technology on a Certificate of Authenticity (it may be the first time for a COA, period). The Valentine Panda COAs hide a brilliantly colored heart design. It is only visible with ultraviolet light.



So treat yourself, or someone you care about, to something pure and beautiful and lasting. And don't miss out on the new nine gram Valentine Panda; it makes an ideal, affordable gift.

Mintages:
1 oz. .999 silver: 500
9 gram .999 silver: 1,000
5 gram .999 gold: 194

Preorders are being accepted at http://www.pandacollector.com/emporium.html
from China Pricepedia subscribers only at the moment. As soon as I have the time, I will give non-subscribers an option. A trial subscription is only $8.88, though. That's a hint. Shipping is still free in the USA, too.

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 12:19:09 PM »
Same restriction as before with max limit of 2 each per subscriber?

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 06:05:25 PM »
Well done Peter.  What do the backs of the coins look like.  Will they be available for pick up at long beach. 

I like the picture of the pandas on the COA, that would make a nice coin design also.

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 10:02:03 PM »
Well done Peter.  What do the backs of the coins look like.  Will they be available for pick up at long beach. 

I like the picture of the pandas on the COA, that would make a nice coin design also.

Hi Arif,

It is possible that the gold Valentine Pandas will be available at Long Beach. The silver ones may arrive by the end of the show, it depends on customs clearance for both.

This is what the the other (technically, obverse) side looks like:



As an experiment this year, the limit per subscriber is set at five for each Valentine.

I can't help but add that it is too bad that Ms. Chang Huan is so busy with government work that the public no longer gets to see her artwork. It is very likely that this group of Valentine Pandas will be the only designs of hers that are released in 2018.

Liao Bo (the engraver/sculptor of the Valentine Pandas) is something else. His work has to be seen to be believed, or appreciated. He is likely the best sculptor I have ever met in my lifetime. Mr. Liao is already a very important coin designer and is on his way to becoming even more prominent.

I have meant to write a story about hm for a long time and will do it sometime soon. There is a good chance (hope that I am wrong) that these 2019 Valentines are the end of the trail for him being allowed to work on anything but official projects.

To work with both of these outstanding artists has been a gift and an incredible opportunity for me. The artistic quality of the Valentine Pandas has been remarked upon to me by all sorts of high level people in China. That is due to the the artists and the great Shenyang Mint they work for – which is not just hyperbole. The Shenyang Mint beat out some of the most old and famous mints in the world when Thailand chose it to make new coins (the 2 Baht). The story behind that is coming in China Pricepedia soon.

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Peter Anthony
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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 04:41:50 AM »
Well done Peter.  What do the backs of the coins look like.  Will they be available for pick up at long beach. 

I like the picture of the pandas on the COA, that would make a nice coin design also.

it is 99% certain that there will be some of the 2019 gold Valentine Pandas for sale at the Long Beach show. I would put the chances of getting the silver at LB at around 30%. Look for them at the table that belongs to Adam Biagi and Jim Anderson. It should be right next to Steve Album Rare Coins in the World Coin area of the floor.

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 07:23:51 AM »
I love the design, perfect for a 5 oz silver......


CCL why don't you start a site for coin sales only to rival ebay?........

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 10:53:45 AM »
But the shipping to europe is still 60$?
Why cant you ship not cheaper to old customer? Prior Mail coasts only 13-15$.
Or can we get the medals at WorldMoneyFair 2019 Berlin too?  N46

Its a little bit bad, 30$ for the small medal and 60$ shipping :(

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 11:17:47 AM »
But the shipping to europe is still 60$?
Why cant you ship not cheaper to old customer? Prior Mail coasts only 13-15$.
Or can we get the medals at WorldMoneyFair 2019 Berlin too?  N46

Its a little bit bad, 30$ for the small medal and 60$ shipping :(

I quite agree with you about the absurd shipping costs. The $60 fee is the amount needed to get tracking. If we have done business before and the item value is low (like $30-$60) I would be willing to chance a shipment by plain Priority Mail (which costs $35, too, nowadays). In any case, longtime subscribers and Valentine Panda buyers may contact me and we can discuss what can be done to lower the shipping expenses. I share your unhappiness.

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 09:22:33 PM »
I love the design, perfect for a 5 oz silver......


CCL why don't you start a site for coin sales only to rival ebay?........
:-)
thought about it but I'm working on something more mainstream these days

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2018, 05:34:53 AM »
CHINA COIN FORUM PRE-TARIFF SPECIAL

Imports of Chinese gold and silver – including Valentine Pandas – are on the list of products that are set to have a 25% USA import tariff imposed. Do your holiday gift buying now and save big.

Pre-sale prices*:
1 oz. .999 silver: $108.88 each. 
9 gram .999 silver: $32.88 each
1 oz. .999 silver + 9 gram .999 silver: $132.88 each
5 gram .999 gold: $428.88 each

http://www.pandacollector.com/emporium.html

The Pre-sale will end on Sunday Night and so will these prices.



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Chinese Coin Forum Readers: THIS WEEKEND ONLY, when you buy a beautiful 2019 Valentine Panda(s) AND subscribe* to China Pricepedia you will also get an $8.88 refund (the cost of your intro subscription)! http://www.pandacollector.com/pricepedia2016.html Get prices, news, views and inside information about Chinese coins you won't find anywhere else.

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 08:54:14 PM »


Chang Huan design of 2019 Valentine Panda.

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2018, 09:28:22 PM »
The red heart rose silver is just awesome.    I think the gold should have it too.    Your first year and this year silvers are the best by far.    The 9 g silver red heart would be a perfect gift to get new collectors started and reasonable price for giving....

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2018, 02:49:00 AM »
The Pre-Sale is continuing a bit longer than expected. That is because the Shenyang Mint engraved serial numbers on the rims of the 1 oz. Valentine Pandas (that's good!). It is taking a little while to match the certificates and Valentines. As soon as that is complete the sale will end and prices will be higher.



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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2018, 08:25:57 PM »
Is there also a second 9 gram silver to this set? I saw another on eBay with dragon and phoenix on one side.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/China-2019-Valentine-Panda-Wooer-3pc-Silver-Proof-Set-SKU-7103/302970372473?hash=item468a710179:g:d~4AAOSwYXpb-KBo:rk:8:pf:0

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Re: Straight From the Heart: New 2019 Valentine Pandas!
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2018, 07:19:57 AM »
Is there also a second 9 gram silver to this set? I saw another on eBay with dragon and phoenix on one side.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/China-2019-Valentine-Panda-Wooer-3pc-Silver-Proof-Set-SKU-7103/302970372473?hash=item468a710179:g:d~4AAOSwYXpb-KBo:rk:8:pf:0



This is another lovely 9 gm silver design from Ms. Chang Huan and it is heart-shaped, but I do not consider it a Valentine Panda because....no Panda! The mintage is 1,200 for 2019 and it is struck at the Shenyang Mint. It is possibly the first of a new series that is not really aimed at collectors..

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