Author Topic: 【F】《1986 95th ANA Convention 5 Oz silver medal 》 Discovery  (Read 5706 times)

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Offline SANDAC

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Re: 【F】《1986 95th ANA Convention 5 Oz silver medal 》 Discovery
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012, 03:29:44 PM »
The 3rd variety is the oxidation spots?  SANDAC, what is the rotated text and regular text?  Is the 20% rotated text have the .999 close to left ear?  This is good news for a overlooked and undervalued 5 oz medal.  I favor the 1980's silver MCC.  The 1987 5 oz medals are also cast aside.  Wonder if the Long Beach has a variety?  These 5 oz medals have alot going for them w/ low mintages and early dates. ....................
My names for the varieties are based on RAREMEDAL's orginal description, but I see now it was in Chinese, so it may not be clear to you.  The "rotated text" is the one with ".999" far from the panda's ear.  That's the hard-to-find one.  I wouldn't be at all surprised that earlier MCC and medals have major variation (like rotated text), or minor variation (like missing/fading leaf).  RAREMEDAL has written several articles about such varieties.

The photos posted on this thread have lots of glare, so I'm uncertain of the third variety that RAREMEDAL referring to.  Examining the limited photos from NGC database I wasn't able to see obvious differences for a third variety.   

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Re: 【F】《1986 95th ANA Convention 5 Oz silver medal 》 Discovery
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 04:33:48 PM »
Currently, eBay has 4 medals listed. All are regular text with missing leaf, same as lightsview's medal (4th version as mentioned in my previous posting).

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=1986+ANA+medal&_sacat=11116&_from=R40

Attached picture shows a rotated text version with missing leaf, same as medal in  Mr. Feng's first picture (3rd version mentioned in my previous posting).

This regular text version (the listing below) also shows the same oxidation spot as in rotated text version, but less visible.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHINA-1986-SILVER-5-OZ-ANA-95th-CONVENTION-PANDA-MEDAL-/220848707754?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item336b9bd8aa

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Re: 【F】《1986 95th ANA Convention 5 Oz silver medal 》 Discovery
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 06:13:09 PM »
Based on coin in the picutre posted by lightsview, there is fourth version, regular text with missing leaf.

Wow, 4 varieties! Thanks for the explanation poconopenn.