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1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« on: August 04, 2011, 09:32:49 PM »
I replied to Peng_you regarding pre 2005 double sealed silver pandas, and I consider the 1/2 ounce silver pandas very important and feel they should have its own topic.

They are still cheap and most of their mintages are unknown and if known, most were melted. The 1998 is the most expensive selling between $150 to $200. Besides the 1998, the 1995 from the Shenyeng mint is hard to come by.

FYI, who minted what for the 1/2 ounce silver pandas. Best way to recognize them is their pouch. Each mint has a different border design.
Another nice convenience in keeping them as issued!

1993 - Shanghai mint
1994 - Shanghai mint
1995 - both Shanghai and Shenyang mints
1996 - Shenyang mint
1997 - Shenyang mint
1998 - Shenyang mint

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 09:49:50 PM »
the dates 93-98 seem to turn into gold when it comes to the chinese coin market. i wouldnt be suprised if half ouncers followed suit. you just added another buyer....

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 03:33:18 PM »
I have found that the 1994 1/2 oz is the most expensive coin in the (6) coin group  :ohmy:

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 03:40:12 PM »
I would like to also draw your attention to the 1997 & 1998 1/2 Ounce Panda Expo coins. I believe they are under-priced too!

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 03:41:47 PM »
I have found that the 1994 1/2 oz is the most expensive coin in the (6) coin group  :ohmy:

Really? 1998 has been for me. I was always able to get the 1994's cheaper than the 1998's.
I have sheets of ten for every year including both 1995s.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 03:43:10 PM »
I would like to also draw your attention to the 1997 & 1998 1/2 Ounce Panda Expo coins. I believe they are under-priced too!

Yes, I agree. Those are still underpriced.
Make sure you have the COAs for these! I know I do. :)

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 03:43:28 PM »
I have multiples of ea date including the expo coins in PCGS MS68 & MS69  :001_smile:

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011, 11:53:28 AM »
I would like to also draw your attention to the 1997 & 1998 1/2 Ounce Panda Expo coins. I believe they are under-priced too!

Just sold both the 97 and 98 HK Expo coins double sealed for around $80 each on eBay for what it's worth.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 03:32:39 PM »
The planned mintages for 1/2 oz silver pandas as given in "Album of Precious Metal Commememrative Coins of The Peoples' Republisc of China" edited by China Gold Coin Inc:

1993 128,888
1994 158,888
1995 No limit
1996 No limit
1997 No limit
1998 200,000
1997 H.K. 30,000
1998 H.K. 30,000

IMO, the actual mintage may be much lower. 1994 was the most expensive one before 2009, but not in the last 12 months. Currently, 1998 is the most expensive one. 1995 small date (Shenyang Mint) is also hard to find.

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Can you check your 1997 sheet ? The position of date may be slightly different even the coins are in the same sheet.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2011, 03:51:58 PM »
Any idea of the reason behinds why 1994 is no longer the expensive one and 1998 is?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2011, 04:24:21 PM »
Any idea of the reason behinds why 1994 is no longer the expensive one and 1998 is?

I have been following these for a while now and no one has any 1/2 ounce 1998s for sale. The only person in the world that offers them is Xu.  Look on ebay, not one seller has them at any given time. In fact many collectors don't even know they exist, they think in 1998 only the expo 1/2 ounce was issued thats how rare this coin is.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2011, 04:33:17 PM »
The planned mintages for 1/2 oz silver pandas as given in "Album of Precious Metal Commememrative Coins of The Peoples' Republisc of China" edited by China Gold Coin Inc:

1993 128,888
1994 158,888
1995 No limit
1996 No limit
1997 No limit
1998 200,000
1997 H.K. 30,000
1998 H.K. 30,000

IMO, the actual mintage may be much lower. 1994 was the most expensive one before 2009, but not in the last 12 months. Currently, 1998 is the most expensive one. 1995 small date (Shenyang Mint) is also hard to find.

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Can you check your 1997 sheet ? The position of date may be slightly different even the coins are in the same sheet.

1993 has a mintage of 28,888 and yet much easier to find then the 1998 which is quoted at 200,000.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 04:43:11 PM »
1993 has a mintage of 28,888 and yet much easier to find then the 1998 which is quoted at 200,000.

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Old version (2004) of Zhao's book listed planned mintage of 1993 as 28,888. The new version (2011) the planned mintage has changed to 128,888. This mintage is the same as the book I mentioned before.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2011, 04:45:11 PM »
Any idea of the reason behinds why 1994 is no longer the expensive one and 1998 is?
Any idea of the reason behinds why 1994 is no longer the expensive one and 1998 is?

I do not know.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011, 04:49:01 PM »
I have been following these for a while now and no one has any 1/2 ounce 1998s for sale. The only person in the world that offers them is Xu.  Look on ebay, not one seller has them at any given time. In fact many collectors don't even know they exist, they think in 1998 only the expo 1/2 ounce was issued thats how rare this coin is.

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I sold one last week at eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350476727637&ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT