Guan Yi medal by Shenyang Mints - Romance of 3 Kingdom character

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  1. andrewlee10

    andrewlee10 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Guan Yi is one of the famous character in romance of 3 kingdom.

    You will know him if you play computer game of romance of 3 kingdom. He is one of the famous character in game and among Chinese,

    The designer of Guan Yi is Lioa Bo who is one of the designer of the four famous Buddhist mountain series medal. He design Putuo and Emei.

    This medal is minted by Shenyang mints. Brass is the media for this medal with 2 sizes of 80 mm 500 mintage and 120 mm 99 mintage.

    Guan Yi is famous in china as God of Wealth (warrior) which is worship by businessmen, family, police forces and uniform bodies and various industries. Generally, you will see him in Hong Kong Police drama.

    This series will issue 4 medals which represent Guan Yi virtual characters of "loyalty", "justice", "benevolence", "courage" which showing the signature history stories of him.

    The first medal is fully presenting the "loyalty' character of Guan Yi which embodies the heroic figures of him with the story of "Trinidad Riding Alone ". Guan Yi Lord/king Liu Bei and son has loss during war time. Guan Yi force to help the enemy kingdom Cao Cao on temporarily basis to protect the small lord of Lui Bei son. Lui Bei pledges to Yuan shu. Guan Yi protect Lui Bee wife and travel thousand miles to meet his lord by passing all the obstacles after found his lord where about. This represent the loyalty to the lord without fail.

    Here the photo of diff sizes of the medal. Please notes that the body and leg is not proportionate and eye of the horse is not good. However overall is good high relief and story line for the medal.

    The mints has guarantee the buyback at of the medal at 3% upward of the issue price which show the confident of the medal.

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    Wow. Nice details!!
     
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    Stark Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I wanted to post this medal few days or weeks ago when I first saw it. I like it as well!

    Not sure if I knew before that it's taken from The Romance of Three Kingdoms. I read Sun Tzu's Art of War at least twice. John Minford's translation is pure gold. There are many interesting (historic) stories inside, many also referencing The Romance of Three Kingdoms.
    Actually I think that everybody who is at least a little interested in MCC should read it.
     
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    I saw that medal several weeks ago on TaoBao and I like it. I may have to put it on my secondary to-get list....my primary to-get list is so big already!



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    Should be Guan Yu. NOT Guan Yi
     
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    That 120mm is a beast! :cool:


    Shenyang does an awesome job with these types.. Definitely one of my favorite mints.


    Thanks for the photos, Andrew.. Best photos of these I've seen so far.

    You make me want to buy. My wallet hates you.. :D
     
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    Yes you are right. My translation bad and many typo too ;)
     
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    andrewlee10 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I suppose to graded the small one but he totally forgot and ship to me :(

    Will buy another piece for grading.
     
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    Love romance of the three kingdoms!

    I was hoping that they include other characters as part of the series, not just Guan Yu. I would have loved to see Zhuge Liang, my favourite character of all of them.

    Just to clarify; does Shenyang mint guarantees buy back of only this medal, or the offer is extended to all medals coming out of their mint?
     
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    As I know is only to this medal.

    This matter is commissioning by private party and Guan Yu is the key for them.

    They might be considering Lui Bei, Zhuge Liang, Zhang Fei and others in the medal BUT not the main character.

    I have no news at all at this moment.
     
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    Another Guan Yu - God of Wealth.

    This is minted by Nanjing Mints. Few versions and sizes. Cooper, brass and silver. 1 oz, 100 gram and 10Kg for silver.

    Please share your photo of any coins/medal of god of wealth here.

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    Hey! I just noted the optics. There is a ray of light shining on or emanating from the coin!
     
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    1 oz silver, brass and Cooper did come as set not the bigger size
     
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    That reflection of the light tube. No worry he is not ultra man with lesser eyes;)
     
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    I want the 10 kilo silver version! :) How much is it and what's the mintage?



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    I know that some seller is selling "alloy version" of these medals on feeBay. I'm too lazy too check now. Maybe later bros. ;)
     
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    Same seller auspicious in ebay. He sell copier of panda goat too.
     
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    andrewlee10 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Let me check it tomorrow. The mintage is easy to get information. Price a bit hard.!
     
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    The smaller GuanYu (80mm brass) shown in the OP is awesome! :cool:


    The relief just pops off the medal. Both sides are incredible.

    Love the designs. Truly a work of 3D art.


    And yes, the 80mm can be slabbed.

    I like them all, but probably my favorite Chinese medal of the past few months.

    Highly recommended.
     

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