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Offline Obsidian

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #120 on: December 11, 2012, 11:59:12 PM »
Pretty large increase in submissions overall. 1998 now officially has least submissions. MS69 1995sd still highest grade rarity.

Yea 1998 has been the toughest to find.  I bought and graded a sheet of them earlier this year.  I tried to sell a few extras on eBay but they weren't bringing nearly as much as the 1995 SD so I decided to hold off selling them.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #121 on: December 12, 2012, 12:27:07 PM »
I just finished my collection of 1/2 oz pandas. In total 9 coins :)

And yeah, I'm Bryan from Malaysia and I'm 18. Just started collecting not long ago.


1993 by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1994 by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1995 LD by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1995 SD by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1996 by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1997 by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1997 HK Expo by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1998 by Bryan Teh, on Flickr


1998 HK Expo by Bryan Teh, on Flickr

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #122 on: December 12, 2012, 12:37:41 PM »

I just finished my collection of 1/2 oz pandas. In total 9 coins :)

And yeah, I'm Bryan from Malaysia and I'm 18. Just started collecting not long ago.
 

Congratulations on your beautiful set, Bryan. Nice job !!    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #123 on: December 12, 2012, 02:20:55 PM »
18 yrs old and you are collecting MCC?   You are ahead of your class!  Nice set............

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #124 on: December 12, 2012, 02:40:28 PM »
Aww thanks guys!

I was just wondering, I currently have 2 coins in my possession in OMP that have some flaws ( head rub and another coin with some dirt at the back)

Any suggestion on what to do?
If i sell it, I'll be taking quite a big loss. If I don't, I'll have to hope I break even or gain a little selling it in the future.

So what would you guys do and why?

Much appreciated,
Bryan.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #125 on: December 12, 2012, 02:42:16 PM »
Aww thanks guys!

I was just wondering, I currently have 2 coins in my possession in OMP that have some flaws ( head rub and another coin with some dirt at the back)

Any suggestion on what to do?
If i sell it, I'll be taking quite a big loss. If I don't, I'll have to hope I break even or gain a little selling it in the future.

So what would you guys do and why?

Much appreciated,
Bryan.

You are 18? ...... keep them until you're 58, or 68.    :lol:

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #126 on: December 12, 2012, 02:46:04 PM »
Haha, as much as I want to, both of the coins are 1994. One of them is the 1oz 1994 SD Ag Panda and another is the 1994 1/2 oz.

1994 is so called my most ' valuable ' year as it's my birth year so I'm still really open to opinions on what would be the best to be done.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #127 on: December 12, 2012, 03:46:22 PM »
Haha, as much as I want to, both of the coins are 1994. One of them is the 1oz 1994 SD Ag Panda and another is the 1994 1/2 oz.

1994 is so called my most ' valuable ' year as it's my birth year so I'm still really open to opinions on what would be the best to be done.


Congrats on the nice collection. My short advice is keep it in OMP.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #128 on: December 12, 2012, 05:19:41 PM »
Can you send the 2 flawed pandas into NCS for conservation and maybe grading ?  If you are not a member, maybe someone that is a member of NGC can ship them for you. ...........               

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #129 on: December 12, 2012, 08:23:12 PM »
I can send them for conservation and grading but it'll cost quite a lot and the exchange rate will kill me. Not only that, so will the GST tax, shipping and insurance. I also am quite sure it'll score below MS69, maybe MS67 or 66 for the head rub. As for the 1/2 oz with some dirt , that I think can be easily removed with NCS.

So I'm in a dilemma here :/

Your opinions will be much appreciated.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #130 on: December 12, 2012, 08:24:33 PM »
Congrats on the nice collection. My short advice is keep it in OMP.
Thanks! So it'll be best to just leave it as it is? May I know why?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #131 on: December 13, 2012, 04:52:14 AM »
Aww thanks guys!

I was just wondering, I currently have 2 coins in my possession in OMP that have some flaws ( head rub and another coin with some dirt at the back)

Any suggestion on what to do?
If i sell it, I'll be taking quite a big loss. If I don't, I'll have to hope I break even or gain a little selling it in the future.

So what would you guys do and why?

Much appreciated,
Bryan.
Your year of the Dog coin is now 18 yo, in good and stable condition, in original packaging from the mint! As a young collector, your door is still wide open for the future, for free!

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #132 on: December 13, 2012, 05:54:41 AM »
Your year of the Dog coin is now 18 yo, in good and stable condition, in original packaging from the mint! As a young collector, your door is still wide open for the future, for free!
Oh okaay, its panda btw. Haha. So just let it be then?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #133 on: December 13, 2012, 07:38:34 AM »
From my personal perspective, I was, I am and will be always biased towards MCC in OMP, no doubt about it! The passionnate collector on me is only attracted by original items from the source, even with flaws.
Others may have different points of view and needs, I think we must accept this fact to be able to promote our.  More tools, informations and experts are now available to help collectors to take their own decisions for their best interests, education; a big step!
The slow camp could be an option, too, for a young collector like you. Good luck!

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #134 on: December 13, 2012, 08:29:21 PM »
Does anyone here know if there if there is a large and small date variety for the 1998 1/2 oz panda , I had heard that but I just can not find enough to compare.