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Offline comeaux

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2011, 03:35:56 PM »
I think the silver fan and scallop are cheap.

1 silver scallop
I agree when compared to the others ... this is the only one I have purchased so far.   

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2011, 03:39:21 PM »
The silver scallop is the best deal in my mind also.
If a person was only going to buy one 2012 dragon,
this would be the one.

Being a dragon collector I feel the need to buy the round ones too,
even though they seem overpriced

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2011, 08:28:08 PM »
I also bought the Chinese silver scallop. I like the design. I also plan to buy the round 1 oz. dragon from Canada (simple but nice design) and a BU lunar dragon from Australia (I like the reverse proof effect of the BU coin) to add to my collection. It's also interesting to be able to compare side-by-side the different year of the dragon coins released by different countries.

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2011, 08:42:02 PM »
I’m kind of starting to be a dragon fan … So I bought a few of the Chinese, Australian and Canadian coins … I purchased a few of each to start a dragon collection. I do like the Chinese Dragons much more than any of the others though.

I guess I'm not really too crazy about any of the designs but I'm sure I will get accustomed to them and they are needed for the collection so I'm happy.     

The Canadian dragons are not a bad deal at $98 and the mintage on these I purchased is only 48,888 so a fair deal I would say.
   

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2011, 08:46:02 PM »
The silver fan is very interesting:

-First of the series
-Not much more mintage than the previous one, 80k vs 66k
-The little Dragon design fits pretty well in the very Chinese fan shape, beautiful! (Xu Hong pic)
-$268 - affordable (including original mint package and shipping fee)

Also attractive for savvy newcomers, forward looking.

The plum blossom shape, a must for Chinese Dragon lovers.

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2011, 09:08:34 PM »
I’m kind of starting to be a dragon fan … So I bought a few of the Chinese, Australian and Canadian coins … I purchased a few of each to start a dragon collection. I do like the Chinese Dragons much more than any of the others though.

I guess I'm not really too crazy about any of the designs but I'm sure I will get accustomed to them and they are needed for the collection so I'm happy.     

The Canadian dragons are not a bad deal at $98 and the mintage on these I purchased is only 48,888 so a fair deal I would say.
   


I also like the Canadian designs, and best of all, I love variety!

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2011, 09:12:43 PM »
The Dragon... is out.... 

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2011, 09:43:20 PM »
Isn't anybody else sick of looking at Queen Elizabeth on the back of every other coin.  I much prefer the different temples on the back of the lunars. Or even the Temple of Heaven on the back of the Pandas.  Hong Kong, Isle of Mann, Canada, and several others all have the same reverse on all of their coins for the last 40 years.

I would like to apologize to all the Canadian Members on the form for bashing the silhouette of the beloved Queen.
Joe

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2011, 10:18:55 PM »
Isn't anybody else sick of looking at Queen Elizabeth on the back of every other coin.  I much prefer the different temples on the back of the lunars. Or even the Temple of Heaven on the back of the Pandas.  Hong Kong, Isle of Mann, Canada, and several others all have the same reverse on all of their coins for the last 40 years.

I would like to apologize to all the Canadian Members on the form for bashing the silhouette of the beloved Queen.
Joe

I'm not saying that I'm a big fan of the queen's image on the back of the coin, but for me, I don't need both sides of the coin to look attractive. As long as I'm attracted to one side, that's good enough. An attractive reverse on a coin is only a bonus for me. :)

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2011, 10:32:08 PM »
I don't think I'll mind the image of the next queen though.  She's pretty Hot!!!

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2011, 10:43:23 PM »
I don't think I'll mind the image of the next queen though.  She's pretty Hot!!!

Lol! I totally agree. ;)

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2011, 12:42:28 AM »
Oh and I forgot to mention that this is a proof coin for $98 and mintage of 48,888

Maybe still not what the Chinese dragons are but a decent consideration. 
  



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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2011, 12:46:02 AM »
Which side is the dragon again?

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2011, 12:48:41 AM »
LOL.....
My wife thinks I'm nuts, I'm actually laughing at the computer.

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Re: The Dragon is out....
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2011, 12:53:24 AM »
the laughing doesnt have anything to do with the queen's face does it ?  :laugh:

Oh ... I see it now, which one is the "dragon" !!!  :w00t: