[PANDA HUNT] 1989 & 1991 1/2oz Gold Munich Pandas "Panda Diplomacy"

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  1. yennus

    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Incredibly hard to find, and harder to purchase (at reasonable prices) are the German Pandas used to celebrate the Munich International Coin Fairs .

    Sorry for the poor quality pics... I'll try to take better snapshots later in the week... I got a few more Pandas I wanna show and tell :)

    1989 Munich International Coins Fair 1/2oz Gold Panda (PROOF - Mintage: 1,500)
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    1991 Munich International Coins Fair 1/2oz Gold Panda (PROOF - Mintage: 1,500)
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    I really like what Peter Anthony writes: "Panda Diplomacy"

    "Germany. Among western countries, Germany made a conspicuous effort to expand its trade relations with China... German Chancellor Helmut Kohl visited China four times between 1989 and 1995 and a German company built a new subway system in Guangzhou, China's third largest city. Was the medal series for the Munich Coin Fairs a return gesture from China, a kind of "Panda Diplomacy"? Whatever the motive, the 1/2oz Gold 1989 Munich International Coin Fair Panda starts a sequence of Panda medals that celebrate that city's landmarks - in this case the Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame)."

    Quoting one of the people that helped start this Pandamonium in me "like the old saying goes, everything's for sale - at the right price."

    1989 Munich International Coins Fair 1/2oz Gold Panda RRP: $2695
    1991 Munich International Coins Fair 1/2oz Gold Panda RRP: $2770
     
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    Have you bought these? If so congrats man, AWESOME coins!!!

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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I have! I have :)

    I was so surprised I could get them! :)

    It's not everyday you come across the Munich Pandas! :)
     
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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Sorry its taken a while to getter pics... crazy busy lately.

    Here are some pics of the 1991 Munich Panda with its original box. Stunning bears! :)

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    1989 1/2oz Gold Munich Panda with original box (outside of OMP)

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