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1989 Hong Kong Expo silver medal
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:57:40 AM »
I've seen some interest in this medal lately, and questions. My thoughts are, that I understand it was not a China Mint product, but an English mint product?
The design is unlike the 80's Pandas, more like the 2000s.  It has appreciated in price, though, lately, quite a bit. Legitimate?  I have a funny feeling myself about this one.
It willl not make it's way into my collection.

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Re: 1989 Hong Kong Expo silver medal
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 09:06:54 AM »
It's totally legitimate but it's not a China Mint product. There are also Panda coins or official medals from Taiwan, Mexico, No. Korea, Liberia, etc. Collectors of Panda coins can choose to include them in their collections, or not.
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Re: 1989 Hong Kong Expo silver medal
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 10:46:22 AM »
I don't think the average collector knows it's not a product of the PRC.  Heck, NGC has even labeled them wrong.  I sent NGC a note about it and never heard back from them.  If you are looking at this from an investment perspective, I would personally stay away from it.  If you want it just to have in your collection because you like the way it looks, go for it.

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Re: 1989 Hong Kong Expo silver medal
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 01:30:48 PM »
Is it also true for the 1989 Hong Kong Expo Gold Medal?

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Re: 1989 Hong Kong Expo silver medal
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 02:28:40 PM »
The 1/2 oz 1989 gold HK expo medal is a product or China Mint.  Reported mintage 1300.

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Re: 1989 Hong Kong Expo silver medal
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 02:32:55 PM »
Thank you Larry.