Chinese medals - silver isn't the only composition!

Discussion in 'Modern Chinese Coins & Medallions' started by mmissinglink, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. STC

    STC Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Hi A-Z,
    I think it was around 2013. I also bought a few Dazu Rock medals which I can post later plus a heap of panda's. I was amazed at the quality & the medals being heavy appealed to me.
    My primary target was x amount of gold/silver bullion, once I hit the target I branched out into medals, rare panda & Bitcoin.
    Most my coin are gold or silver but I like the big copper & brass a lot.
    Fingers crossed it works out.
     
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    Big medal which Shanghai new century mint did a good job but not small medal.

    The shipping fee is the killer of big medal else it is very good.

    I have 2 item received today which are 80 mm
     
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    Were all versions of xi shi issued in wooden boxes? Only my silver has this box.
     
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    Both my copper and brass came with same wooden boxes as the silver ones
     
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    Two Types of boxes for the copper and brass. It depends on the minting batches.
     
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    I'm sad I never bought the silver.
    I bought 3 brass - 1 is in a smaller red box, 2 in wood & 2 copper both in wood boxes.
     
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    Majority of the silver with me. I left 5 pc and not intention to sell within this year
     
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    Although it adds a lot of weight and space, it's the proper display for such an artwork, so lucky you guys with wooden
     
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    That is indeed interesting. One would assume that no matter which mint branch produces the same item, that it would come in the same presentation as the other(s).

    By the way, is the pearl in the Xi-Shi real (natural or cultured) or is it plastic or resin? It's a darn big pearl if it's real !
     
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    Well, you were wise to purchase the majority of the silver Xi-Shi medals. The design seems to be very popular among most people here, myself included. Someone herein this thread I think it was, mentioned how they have a hard time picking which side they like more - the obverse or reverse. I think I agree with that because the dragon side is also stunning and perhaps more overlooked than the beautiful Xi-Shi side.
     
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    As heard it is cultured.
     
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    Angry monkey King

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    personally I do not like it since is so fierce
     
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    Cultured means it's a real pearl....as opposed to merely a piece of resin/plastic.
     
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    1993 China God of Wealth non fiat coin by Shanghai Mint 1993

    Mintage 666.

    Coa 555

    Please notes many fake item exist for this version of god of wealth. They have box BUT no coa.
     
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    Nice medal! It's nice that you got also magnifying glass with it. I doubt I saw this before.

    666 is also nice mintage number, haha.

    Silver version is probably among top 5 most wanted MCM on my list.
     
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    Many varieties of the silver 3.3 tales version. Hard to get PF69. I have one nicer tone PF68 on my hand.
     
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    AndrewLee, that's a beautiful medal.
     
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    A nice piece of Panda. Good engraving by master artist who design 1989 panda coin. It is by CGIC for 35 th anniv panda coin celebration.

    The release price in china is RMB2850 @ USD431 excluding paypal fee and shipping. CGIC panda anniv items were always sell at high release price with hyping by not releasing all stock to market. After a while the price will go lower and stable down

    It is 90 mm diameter with bimetallic - alloy and brass instead of silver.

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