Discussion in 'Modern Chinese Coins & Medallions' started by PeeZapp, Mar 28, 2012.
Mine came with boxes & COA too.
coa on mine if you ordered from PA just e mail them.............
All Mine have COA as well.
The unicorns and pandas faired pretty well too
Now off to Florida for week with no computer ... yaaayyy !!!
see yall in 10 days
Have a good trip... plus it'll give us a chance to buy some Pandas
Take the ipad or the iphone and you can read here and buy in ebay.
Anyone know the current population of ms69 and ms70 for 1oz SICF Panda?
MS 69: 59
MS 70: 26
The Mrs found them ..... they were in the envelope along with the invoice.
Obviously she had a girl's look, instead of my inferior boy's look.
PCGS is assigning 5oz medal varieties already, but NGC is not - certainly PCGS is catching up by leaps and bounds:
Very glad PCGS is picking up their game.
It's nice that there's a variety for the 5oz SICF Medal but can you explain what the "Ag 6 spike" is? Cracked die? Confusing lol.
Looks like they are designating the following:
1) 4.5 (four and half) spike - this is the 225 mintage broken die
2) 6 spike - maximum mintage anticipated in this category
3) 5 spike - this is yet another broken die, but seem to have more mintage that 4.5
There is a controversy between whether (1) or (3) is rarer. CCF found (1) is lowest mintage, however Peter Anthony's research found (3) is. Hard to say. Problem is that there was just one die for (1), but two same dies (backup) were used in (3), and likely that combined production of two same dies in (3) is more than (1). Sorry if this seems confusing.
All these are combined study of CCF, pricepedia and Jason's ebay posting. Having said these, nothing is official yet - all observations are statistical - so please take it with a grain of salt
Now if only their holders weren't so ugly...
Hahaha. Yes the new edgeview holder is ugly.
Anyway the old holder with the gold shield is quite nice, though NGC holder is far better looking.
What I hate about PCGS holder is, their holder is easily scratched, and sometimes the sealing is really bad. I have one if you look from the side view, there is a hole or some missing plastic inside the holder. The holder has not been tampered with, it is just bad QC. It is hard to see unless you really look at the holder under a loupe.
A friend sent me a link to this 5oz medal sale from Ebay.
I'm hoping some scarcity of these medals eventually starts moving the price level upward. Right now I'm a bit worried.
Whenever a company chooses to hide the grade using "gem" designation, it lowers the value. You can safely assume it is below 68. Do not be scared. MCM has flooded the market with these. Once the tide is over, there will be sunshine - of course, it is numismatics, so wait for another 5 years at least, unless the whole China jumps up right now.
Yep I don't buy any "GEM" designations because usually (from dealers) that means they are 67 or below.
Rather pay a little bit more for OMP or higher.
The 68 and 69 5oz SG Medals are doing ok.
The "GEM" designation is for bulk submission, and in NGC grading scale, it means anything MS65 or higher.
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