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The Platinum Lunar Series
« on: August 31, 2008, 03:50:45 PM »
These coins are now very expensive at least the ones with the maximum mintage of 300 are..

This link has photos and the mintage figures for this series: http://pandausa.com/chinese-platinum-lunar-coins.html

I'd imagine that in 10 years these coins will be highly sought after and surely fetching five figures in USD$. I've always appreciated how few chinese platinum coins there are compared to gold and silver variations of different sizes.

This thread is to discuss everything related to this series. Actual mintage numbers are probably not known but what chance does this series have to gain increasing popularity in China?

The most expensive (and I guess sought after) one appears to be the monkey which sold for $12000 inc b.p at an auction earlier this year. I do have the 1 oz gold monkey which I figured must be a decent value at a bit over $2k.


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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 08:51:57 PM »
I don't have any of the Platinum Lunar series but I do have the complete 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda series (1987 - 1990) + the 1987 NY Platinum Panda Commem. I am aware of the 1982 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda trial strike but it goes for moon money which I cannot afford.  :001_cool:

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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 03:14:19 AM »
I don't have any of the Platinum Lunar series but I do have the complete 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda series (1987 - 1990) + the 1987 NY Platinum Panda Commem. I am aware of the 1982 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda trial strike but it goes for moon money which I cannot afford.  :001_cool:

I love the 1987 PT Expo Panda Medal, it's detail- great piece.

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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 12:12:03 PM »
I am aware of the 1982 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda trial strike but it goes for moon money which I cannot afford.  :001_cool:

This is my DREAM COIN!!!   :thumbup1:
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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 04:43:46 PM »
I don't have any of the Platinum Lunar series but I do have the complete 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda series (1987 - 1990) + the 1987 NY Platinum Panda Commem. I am aware of the 1982 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda trial strike but it goes for moon money which I cannot afford.  :001_cool:

how many 1982 1oz platinum pandas were made??  I have never heard about this one!   :confused1:

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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 01:07:37 AM »
I don't have any of the Platinum Lunar series but I do have the complete 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda series (1987 - 1990) + the 1987 NY Platinum Panda Commem. I am aware of the 1982 1 troy ounce Platinum Panda trial strike but it goes for moon money which I cannot afford.  :001_cool:

how many 1982 1oz platinum pandas were made??  I have never heard about this one!   :confused1:

:001_cool: From Panda America:



Rarest Panda Coin is Offered for the First Time in Over 20 Years

China introduced its gold Panda coins in 1982, but unbeknownst to all but a handful of people, just 5 Gem Brilliant Uncirculated platinum Pandas were struck from the 1 oz. gold dies ... with the added inscription "Trial Strike" in Chinese. One of these platinum Pandas was given to each of the three official distributors, and 2 were retained by Chinese officials. Now, for the first time in over 20 years, one of these platinum trial strikes is available in the marketplace. This coin has never before exchanged hands, and is being offered by one of the original distributors of Panda coins - PandaAmerica. Matin Weiss, President of PandaAmerica, indicates that "The 1982 platinum Panda is the rarest Panda coin … perhaps equivalent to the 1804 Silver Dollar. Except more 1804 Silver Dollars exist."

The 1982 platinum Panda is not yet listed in any catalog. The asking price on PandaAmerica's web site www.pandaamerica.com is $100,000. Inquiries can be made by calling 800-4-PANDAS or writing PandaAmerica, 3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503.

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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 07:11:41 PM »
Thanks!   :001_tt1: :001_tt1: :001_tt1:

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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 04:25:29 PM »
PandaAmerica has new owners as of a few years ago. I don't know if the Pt 1982 Panda is still available through them. Still though, I was thinking the other day the 1982 gold pandas and this platinum one shouldn't really be called coins because they don't have face value.


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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 12:15:40 AM »
PandaAmerica has new owners as of a few years ago. I don't know if the Pt 1982 Panda is still available through them. Still though, I was thinking the other day the 1982 gold pandas and this platinum one shouldn't really be called coins because they don't have face value.
True. They are more medallic issues than coins.  :thumbup:

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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 07:06:17 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/1988-1999-CHINA-12-COIN-PLATINUM-LUNAR-ANIMAL-SET_W0QQitemZ330290955392QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item330290955392&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

My goodness my guinness... SPECTACULAR!!

(Colin, you had a few platinum lunars for sale on your site a year or so back didn't you?)

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!   :001_tt1: :001_tt1: :001_tt1:

Yes.  I bought a whole set in year 2003, and took me over 2 years to sell them separately. 

I bought back a plat. pig for my new born baby last year, because he is a pig.   :001_smile:
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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008, 10:59:46 PM »
From the listing:

"Do you realize from 1992-1999 (8 coins) have a mintage of only 300 pieces?  Do you know how many coins of each date had to be submitted to get 69's?  This was no easy task!!!

These coins are graded, authenticated and encapsulated by NGC, one of the leaders in third-party grading and authenticating."

It brings a tear to my eye. So many perfect coins forever removed from their original mint packaging. It's so sad, a tragedy of numismatics.

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Re: The Platinum Lunar Series
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2010, 02:35:59 AM »
I would love to hear from some of the Chinese members their thoughts on the platinum lunar series.
One question, is there more and less favored signs?  I would think in the American culture, the Dog, Tiger, Horse, Rabbit and Monkey would be popular, and maybe the Pig, Rat and Snake might have less popularity?  Nothing personal to people of those signs.  I noticed in the Heritage Auction the Monkey brought significantly more than the other signs, just a quirk?  I own two platinum Dogs and two Tigers, just because they were available at the time.  They seemed to bring less money at the Heritage Auction than some of the other signs.  Is it possible that some of the 300 planned mintage coins have far less in actual mintage?  All thoughts appreciated.