My name is Low and I am from Malaysia.
Until 2 months ago, I can never imagine I will collect panda coins. Things changed when I stumbled upon Majestic Rarities site while searching for info on an Hong Kong 5 cents coin. From there I learn about pandacollector website, bought the book and subscribed to pricepedia.
Then I bought a couple of panda coins from Larry Dreher (thanks, I am lucky). Love the coins, so I started exploring. I spent few days reading Badon's blog, and go through Tamo42 extensive list. Simply an amazing job from both Badon and Tamo42. I learn so much. Then I spent some time browse through silverstackers forum, and finally I reached here.
My "previous" life was collecting Australian pre-decimal coins. I love NGC holder but I have to settle on PCGS as that is the preferred grading company for Australian collector.
I am happy NGC is preferred for panda coins. Also in this forum I finally found the answer that I always want to know regarding the silver white spot, and NCS.
Before I end this post, maybe I explain this
It looks like someone was paying for the low cert # of 126.
126 read "wan tou shek" or "wan dou sek", means "found food" or "can earn a living" to Cantonese speaking people.
For Malaysian Chinese, 129 is a nice number. It read "Wang Tunai" (cash money).