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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #75 on: December 17, 2011, 11:15:30 AM »
The 1995 1/2 oz small date is the hardest to find.  Which other year of 1/2 oz silver panda would you recommend buying?  1993, 94, 95LD, 98?........

1998 by far. Take away Xu and there are more 1995 1/2 oz Shenyang SD available (although graded) on ebay than 1998.
In the last 9 months, aside form Xu, I may have seen on ebay no more than five 1998 1/2 oz.


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Varieties of 1/2 ounce 1995 silver panda, Shenyang mint??
« Reply #76 on: December 20, 2011, 12:50:17 AM »
Hi,

Is anyone familiar with varieties of the 1995 1/2 oz silver small date panda? I recently found three 1995 1/2 small date coins that appear to be all different versions. Please see the three pictures below.

Picture 1: the panda's hind leg is longer than usual (less frosting on the panda's hip), and the panda's belly touches the tree branch
Picture 2: Shorter hind leg; there is a mirrored gap between the panda's belly and the tree branch
Picture 3: Shorter hind leg; no mirror gap between the panda's belly and the branch

To the coin and panda experts here: what do you think caused these differences, and are they legitimate varieties?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #77 on: December 20, 2011, 01:25:43 AM »
Very good observations. There seem to be some other differences, too. These look like 3 different varieties to me.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #78 on: December 20, 2011, 08:57:04 AM »
Now that you mention it, the eyes and ears look a little different in the pictures, although I can't tell for sure...maybe it's just the lighting.

Actually, I think Poconopenn was the first to point out the hind leg difference shown in Picture #1.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2011, 09:52:57 AM »
If only there were some system that could highlight and zoom in on the differences among multiple coins to make comparisons easy...

Couldn't help myself :)

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2011, 10:07:53 PM »
Hah, I think that was meant for me :) I'm working on it!

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2011, 10:09:55 PM »
Very good observations. There seem to be some other differences, too. These look like 3 different varieties to me.

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Peter Anthony
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I agree, these look like 3 different varieties. They're all the small dates? Do you have photos of the temple sides of the coins too?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2011, 11:32:23 PM »
Yes, these are all small dates; the right arm of the panda on the small date version is dark and without frosting (unlike on the large date version). I'll try to post pictures of the temple sides in a few days.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2011, 12:04:58 AM »
Hi,
I was able to get a few photos of the temple sides. The first, second, and third photos below correspond to the respective pictures in the previous posting.

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2012, 01:39:30 PM »
WOW!!! :w00t:

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #87 on: March 04, 2012, 08:16:26 PM »
Apmex has the 1993-1998 China Panda 5 Yuan Silver 6 Coin Set for an introductory price of $900  :001_smile: and they are not even double sealed.

http://www.apmex.com/Product/67226/1993_1998_China_Panda_5_Yuan_Silver_6_Coin_Set.aspx


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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #88 on: March 04, 2012, 08:37:57 PM »
Apmex has the 1993-1998 China Panda 5 Yuan Silver 6 Coin Set for an introductory price of $900  :001_smile: and they are not even double sealed.

http://www.apmex.com/Product/67226/1993_1998_China_Panda_5_Yuan_Silver_6_Coin_Set.aspx


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APMEX description has this "Only 90 collections issued by the Royal Mint!" in there... LOL?

What a ripoff price, doesn't Xu Hong still have the full set for sale at $600 US?

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Re: 1/2 ounce silver pandas 1993 to 1998
« Reply #89 on: March 04, 2012, 08:48:11 PM »
APMEX description has this "Only 90 collections issued by the Royal Mint!" in there... LOL?

What a ripoff price, doesn't Xu Hong still have the full set for sale at $600 US?

Yes, Xu has them for $540.

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