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

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  1. Gatito Bandito

    Gatito Bandito Active Member

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    So, what happened to this one, anyway?

    Like it disappeared off the face of the earth..


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    Last I saw was an ended eBay listing back in mid-May.

    Now nowhere to be found.


    The higher mintage one (80mm) was 500 quantity.

    All quickly sold out to strong hands?


    It is pretty sexy in person.. And I've got mine. :D


    Just wondering..
     
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    Make a video Andrew....I love videos of high relief Chinese medals.



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    I think I found it.. ;)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvR_69bjcqE

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvR_69bjcqE[/youtube]
     
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    I stopped watching at the point the horse was knocked down...harming animals is a big problem in my book.



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    I totally miss this out. Will make video after back on business trip :(
     
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    Those are a few scenes from Part 1 of a Chinese war movie / Asian box-office hit called "Red Cliff"..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Cliff_(film)


    About 50% factual, with Guan Yu playing a role in the story.


    I can't find a free copy of Part 1 with English sub-titles..

    If anybody can find a link, would be much appreciated. :D



    But I did find Part 2 (quality isn't the best, but acceptable).

    Actually a pretty good movie, once it gets rolling..


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ethKAadfU8M

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ethKAadfU8M[/youtube]
     
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    I am a fan of martial arts films...have been since the 1980's and the classic Run Run Shaw films. Though I can't recall ever having seen Red Cliff, I recognized a number of the actors in the film. I love lots of fighting in martial arts films but I definitely don't like when animals become victims of mistreatment in cinema. I have horse experts who are friends of mine and they've told me in the past that there's no way to swiftly knock a horse over without that causing some injury to a horse.

    Hollywood used to horse trip in certain older films resulting in numerous fractures or broken legs of horses. Just totally not cool at all.





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    anyone see the big one been graded?

    I have all in omp. I will continue this set. 4 medal in a series
     
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    For those interested & have some spare time..


    There's a TV series from 2010, called "Three Kingdoms"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Kingdoms_(TV_series)


    Based on the old novel that Andrew spoke of in the OP..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_of_the_Three_Kingdoms


    The TV series isn't as good as the "Red Cliff" movie, IMO.. Though still finding it pretty addicting, heh.

    Covers a lot more, but sometimes it seems like certain scenes can drag on a little too long. Still worth it.

    Something different.. Stuff most outside China probably don't know about or have seen.


    You can find it on a couple YouTube channels, that have English sub-titles..

    Just search for "Three Kingdoms English"


    There are like 95 episodes, each about 40 minutes long.

    Video quality is only 360p, but not so bad if you full-screen it.


    Now if you'll excuse me, off to finish episode 15..

    This is gonna take a while! :lol:
     
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    Dude, why is this Cao Cao guy being such a jerk? I totally need to kick his butt.. And I don't need Guan Yu's help for that. I'll do it right after snack-time.. Servants, bring me my cookies & juice-box. Chop, chop!
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    Looks like Gatito is totally immersed in the 3 Kingdoms films.

    I remember as a teen, after us boys finished watching the Saturday afternoon kung-fu films on tv and taking a few hits on the joint, we would start to fight each other, thinking we were kung-fu masters....it was such a hoot!
    :)




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    Huh? What are you talking about?

    It's not like I'm currently in the middle of episode 34 or anything.. *ahem* :lol:


    They are enjoyable for me, not gonna lie.

    Just catching up on some Chinese history, since this story is somewhat factual.


    As I privately mentioned to somebody earlier, this series is addicting..

    Of course, you have to expect a bit of cheesyness, as well.

    Some bits of bad acting, bad sound effects, bad battle stunts, etc.

    But overall, it's a great story, especially if you like that whole war / empire thing.


    Also gives one a better appreciation for Chinese culture -- and medals. :cool:
     
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    Perhaps the mints are being even more diligent and careful these days when producing these massive medals. I suppose with such a large surface area and so many repeated strikes that must be made to achieve such high relief, I can see why there are so few 70 graded medals out there of any year.



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    the bigger size medal the harder to get PF70.

    example mammoth 50 mm vs GuanYu 80 mm
     
  16. Gatito Bandito

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    Probably a good thing I don't come in a bigger size, then..
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    Growing up and growing.

    U will be one day.
     
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    Andy,

    what is the largest diameter medal you have ever held in your hands?



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    The coin show in singapore the is the Austria Giant gold coin.

    I have 120 mm medal. I might go for bigger one in future.

    10 Kg PM lunar not for me.
     
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    mmissinglink,

    For perspective, keep in mind that the Libertad kilo is "only" 110mm.. :eek:
     

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