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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2011, 11:06:44 PM »
Here's a closeup picture of part of both sheets of ten, 1995 1/2 silver ounce pandas double sealed from the Shanghai and Shenyeng mints.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2011, 12:53:03 PM »
Both 1995 small date (Shenyang) and large date (Shanghai Mint) have weak stroke version with extra mirror surface at the same spot.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2011, 08:49:11 AM »
I was looking today at these 2 coins, the first one from taobao and the second from a Taiwanese auction. The pouches are different. Which one is the correct one?



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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2011, 10:30:45 AM »
I was looking today at these 2 coins, the first one from taobao and the second from a Taiwanese auction. The pouches are different. Which one is the correct one?




It seems both of them are fine, one appears to be from the Sehnyang mint and the second from the shanghai mint. The one from the Shenyang mint much more difficult to find.
You would need to see the year to confirm small date and large date.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2011, 11:04:44 AM »
It seems both of them are fine, one appears to be from the Sehnyang mint and the second from the shanghai mint. The one from the Shenyang mint much more difficult to find.
You would need to see the year to confirm small date and large date.

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sorry, I made a mistake, this is a 1994 coin not 1995. 1994 as far as I know were only issued from the Shanghai mint.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2011, 11:14:24 AM »
sorry, I made a mistake, this is a 1994 coin not 1995. 1994 as far as I know were only issued from the Shanghai mint.

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I also wanted to add, I have two sheets of ten of the 1996 1/2 ounce silver pandas. Both sheets have different seals, shenyang and shanghai. Now I am wondering if 1995 is not the correct year where the Shenyeng mint started to mint the 1/2 ounces, but possibly 1994.
There's really not much information on these 1/2 ounces.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2011, 11:55:24 AM »
1993 Shanghai
1994 Shanghai
1995 Shanghai, Shenyang
1996 Shenyang, Shenzhen
1997 Shenzhen
1998 Shenzhen

1994 coin (taobao list) has to be a reseal.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2011, 12:10:59 PM »
1993 Shanghai
1994 Shanghai
1995 Shanghai, Shenyang
1996 Shenyang, Shenzhen
1997 Shenzhen
1998 Shenzhen

1994 coin (taobao list) has to be a reseal.

I did not know about the 1996 Shenzhen. Fantastic, now I know why the two sheets are different.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2011, 02:50:45 PM »
There are two mints for 1996? Are there varieties?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2011, 02:53:32 PM »
1993 Shanghai
1994 Shanghai
1995 Shanghai, Shenyang
1996 Shenyang, Shenzhen
1997 Shenzhen
1998 Shenzhen

1994 coin (taobao list) has to be a reseal.

Hi poconopenn,

We know the 1995 Shenyang is quite difficult to locate. Can the same be said about the 1996 Shenyang? considering those were the only two years the Shenyang mint minted the coins.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2011, 02:57:16 PM »
There are two mints for 1996? Are there varieties?

I was surprised about that but it does make sense because I was always puzzled why my two sheets of ten 1996s had two different kinds of seals. I will post pictures later today.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2011, 06:38:19 PM »
Thank you very much Exchange and poconopenn.
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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2011, 08:46:04 PM »
Here is a picture of both of my 1996 sheets of ten Shenyang and Shenzhen 1/2 ounce silver pandas. There may very well be a difference in variety but I do not keep them with me. I also keep records of everything I have. The pictures are high resolutions, maybe a member may notice something.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2011, 11:42:20 PM »
Hard to tell exactly, but it appears like a small date/large date variation to me.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2011, 12:47:36 AM »
Does it seem like the left shoulder is different? In the upper sheet, the top of the arm is pointed, while in the bottom sheet it is rounded...