New! Heart Shaped Pandas from the China Mint

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  1. sgcoins

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    Peter, when will the new panda book go on sale? Will this coin be included aswell.
     
  2. Pandacollector

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    The Valentine Panda is included in the book. It has a PAN number as it was struck by an official Chinese government mint (Shenyang). I am just waiting for the proof reader to finish and then the book will be sent to the printer. At that point there will be an announcement here.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
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    It is exciting :)
     
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    Forgot to reply before.:/

    Great news! Looking forward to see the design.
     
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    I am curious the reason of paying 2XX in ebay instead of 168 plus 1 year subscription of newsletter. Are people access no information on this or somethings wrong somewhere?

    http://www.pandacollector.com/emporium.html

    Another heart shape panda by MCM - no theme no nothings just follow the trend like the dragon and phoenix and swan coins. As when someone see the opportunities and success will try to jump in lol. How the mother day related to a buddha mountain in china?

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    Any updates for the 2nd medal?:)
     
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    Hi. It's been a long time coming, but a 2017 Valentine medal should be available in September. It has a new Panda design while the moon and forest scene is repeated from 2016 – because I like it so much. Once again it is a 1 oz. silver medal. Like 2016, the artist is Chang Huan and the project was struck at the Shenyang Mint. The mintage this time is only 300 because it is being released near the end of the year. And yes, there will be a 2018 Valentine Panda, too a few months later, finally in time for Valentine's Day!

    As before, China Pricepedia subscribers will get the first opportunity to buy these. There will be some discount later for Silver Stackers members, if there are any left. Also, for these medals I am now the sponsor. There will also be some special deal for buying The Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide 3 book at the same time.

    For the record, these Valentines are created to support China Pricepedia, sales of The Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide 3 and to have fun. I am not interested in the business of selling coins and medals.

    Ask away with any questions.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
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    I know who created this medal, but still haven't found out what the connection between Mother's Day and the mountain is.

    It is not an issue for me if the Valentine Pandas "inspired" the Mother's Day release. My focus is to work with a fabulous artist (Chang Huan) to create the highest quality works at an outstanding official government mint (Shenyang). There is always a good deal of discussion about the subjects and their treatment in the design. Hopefully, the obverse and reverse of our projects will always be in harmony with each other. All this should increase interest in Pandas, as well as support my writing and publishing. I wish everyone else good luck with their own projects.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
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    The Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide 3
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    P.S. The other Chinese mints like Shenzhen Guobao, Shanghai and Nanjing do amazing work, too.
     
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    I know I'm stoked to get version 2 of the heart panda! I love the book Peter. Highly recommended!!
     
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    I'm also looking forward to see the design of new heart shaped Panda. Haven't bought the book yet, but will do this with the most probably purchase of the new panda.

    Will be 3rd medal also limited to only 300 pieces?

    I was hoping for a bigger medal, but I guess that "consistency" is better accepted. :)
     
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    The Mintage for 2018 is 500. A larger valentine for 2019 is under consideration.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
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    The Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide 3
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    One more thing; there will be a 2018 5 gm gold Valentine, but I will only have a few of them and may just keep those. They were made as a test run for a friend and, as I understand it, may be used mostly in jewelry as Valentine's Day items. Mintage of 300.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
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    Please Peter, plenty of dealers know him which is no secret.

    He has been hitted hard by the old boy club forum. Some of his statements are true BUT cannot be accepted in old boy club forum for reasons.

    Subject, treatment, design concept, technology and coining processes are very interesting.
     
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    5 gram gold heart shape would be interesting
     
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    I like the Buddha Temple artwork, but do not know what is the connection to Mother's Day. Someday I will find out. I bought one on eBay for myself when they came out.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
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    Thank you for your reply, and sorry for my late response.

    Really looking forward to see the new Panda medal design!
     
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    Any news on release date yet?
     
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    The 2017 Valentine Pandas have arrived. I am taking photos and getting organized. More to follow – soon.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
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