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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2011, 04:57:00 PM »
I sold one last week at eBay.

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

LOL, I was looking at that one to see how long it would take for it to sell. Sure, one here and one there, someone else aside from Xu had one a few months prior.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2011, 06:24:33 PM »
Have we seem/aware of any 1/2 oz fake?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2011, 06:28:50 PM »
Have we seem/aware of any 1/2 oz fake?

I only concentrate on the double sealed 1/2 ounces. That for me is a good start in not getting a fake. I haven't heard or seen any but maybe other members who are more experienced have.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2011, 07:12:46 PM »
I have not seen one yet. It is not a primary target of counterfeiter at the present time.

The following recent news article suggests that Chinese authority may start to look into coin counterfiet much more series than before


http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://www.jibi.net/News/qbqbcx/14_10_13_475.html&ei=8ME9TtGNCIr20gHGl5jaDw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB0Q7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.jibi.net/News/qbqbcx/14_10_13_475.html%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26rlz%3D1R2ADRA_enUS402%26biw%3D1152%26bih%3D512%26prmd%3Divns

Based on the pictures, I believe those fake coins are 2011 gold panda BU set, rabbit gold and silver set, and 90th Anniv. of Chinese communist party set.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2011, 07:46:35 PM »
+1 with the 1995 Shenyang Small Date being the scarcer of the 1/2oz silver pandas. I wouldn't be surprised if the Shenyang variety was less than 1/3 the total 1995 1/2oz population. IMO their getting Hot and is quickly getting recognized, I saw a sheet go for $1,080.00 a couple weeks ago, that's twice as much as the 95 large date sheet goes for on the bay. Not easy to find in ms69, they had some on RCC for $75.00 about a month ago, just missed them.  :(

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2011, 08:23:17 PM »
+1 with the 1995 Shenyang Small Date being the scarcer of the 1/2oz silver pandas. I wouldn't be surprised if the Shenyang variety was less than 1/3 the total 1995 1/2oz population. IMO their getting Hot and is quickly getting recognized, I saw a sheet go for $1,080.00 a couple weeks ago, that's twice as much as the 95 large date sheet goes for on the bay. Not easy to find in ms69, they had some on RCC for $75.00 about a month ago, just missed them.  :(

Very true. 3 months ago or so I purchased a sheet of ten 1995 1/2 Shenyang for $500, now as you said almost $1100.
The thing with the 1998 is I believe many don't even know it exists.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2011, 08:51:09 PM »
Any idea of the reason behinds why 1994 is no longer the expensive one and 1998 is?

The supply of 1998 panda coins in general is relatively tighter compared to other years. This applies to the gold coins, 1 oz. coins, and the 1/2 oz. coin. Like Exchange said, people did not seem to know that it existed so you can still get them for a relatively lower price. However, I don't think this will last long.

It was only around two months ago when I saw Xu Hong list a 1995 1/2 oz. panda (small date) from Shenyang for less than $60. Although I was aware that it was rare, I passed on it for personal reasons. I have a few 1/2 oz. pandas but I'm concentrating more on other coins because although I like their design, they are too small for me. I prefer larger sized coins (at least 38mm in diameter). If I did not see other coins I wanted to buy at that time, I would have bought the 1995 1/2 oz from Xu Hong. If you're a fan of the 1/2 oz. panda, I suggest that you look for them before the prices go up. The same goes for 1998.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2011, 09:59:44 PM »
The supply of 1998 panda coins in general is relatively tighter compared to other years. This applies to the gold coins, 1 oz. coins, and the 1/2 oz. coin. Like Exchange said, people did not seem to know that it existed so you can still get them for a relatively lower price. However, I don't think this will last long.

It was only around two months ago when I saw Xu Hong list a 1995 1/2 oz. panda (small date) from Shenyang for less than $60. Although I was aware that it was rare, I passed on it for personal reasons. I have a few 1/2 oz. pandas but I'm concentrating more on other coins because although I like their design, they are too small for me. I prefer larger sized coins (at least 38mm in diameter). If I did not see other coins I wanted to buy at that time, I would have bought the 1995 1/2 oz from Xu Hong. If you're a fan of the 1/2 oz. panda, I suggest that you look for them before the prices go up. The same goes for 1998.

I bought my sheet of ten 1995 shenyang from Xu, in fact I believe I bought his last one. Prior to mine, he sold another for $480.
The one he recently sold for $1080 I don't believe were double sealed. If I remember right, they were capsule sealed but used COA protectors to cover the capsules as per the description. That is why I believe my friend did not purchase them at the time. So even not been double sealed, they sold for $1080.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2011, 08:48:53 AM »
Hi poconopenn,

My apologies, I just realized I never answered your question.  I have attached a picture of my 1997 sheet. I don't have the sheet with me. I take pictures of all my coins for record keeping  before they go to a safe place.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2011, 04:02:09 PM »
Hi poconopenn,

My apologies, I just realized I never answered your question.  I have attached a picture of my 1997 sheet. I don't have the sheet with me. I take pictures of all my coins for record keeping  before they go to a safe place.

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Yes, coins in your sheet, based on the picture, can also see a very slight difference in date postion. Bottom No 2 and 4 coins show clear difference. They are not optical illusion, since the position of these two coins placed inside the pouch is about the same.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2011, 10:52:55 AM »
I would say anyone who picked up a sheet of the 1995 SD or individual coins did well. Check out this raw one, it doesn't look that great but it's just rarely seen. Maybe there just wasn't that many distributed in the US, seems very scarce for silver. I wonder what an ms69 would bring...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/China-1995-Panda-Climbing-Tree-Branch-Silver-5-Yuan-PL-/110742057185?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c8bdb0e1#ht_515wt_984

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2011, 11:27:10 AM »
I would say anyone who picked up a sheet of the 1995 SD or individual coins did well. Check out this raw one, it doesn't look that great but it's just rarely seen. Maybe there just wasn't that many distributed in the US, seems very scarce for silver. I wonder what an ms69 would bring...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/China-1995-Panda-Climbing-Tree-Branch-Silver-5-Yuan-PL-/110742057185?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c8bdb0e1#ht_515wt_984

and to think Xu was selling sheets of ten for under $500 in April, thats when I picked mine up.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2011, 11:03:03 AM »
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Good deal!  I regret not picking up more sets when I had the chance, cheers. 

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2011, 11:33:08 AM »
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Good deal!  I regret not picking up more sets when I had the chance, cheers. 

At least we picked up a sheet which is more than what most have. I remember when I got my sheet of ten 1995 1/2ounce silver Shenyeng mint, it took 1 month and a half for it to arrive. Go go figure it had to be that one!

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2011, 12:07:56 PM »
I purchase two 1995 1/2 oz small date about 1 to 2 months ago.  Raw and MS 68 for about $100 each.  The CCF gave me good advice again.  May have been last chance to buy at low prices.