Hi Panda people, this was a recent message that I thought I would open up to more people, especially the other experts and enthusiasts. Hi Yennus, 1. Will you be offering other bears for sale? Perhaps, the Beijing expo you recently discovered or others? A. More bears for sale? Yep, I got some BeiJing bears for sale coming up soon. I didn't want to do a group buy on these ones since I couldn't find enough quality ones for everyone. 2i. Now that I have Mr Ge's price guide, can you roughly tell me how it works? There are so many columns and I don't read Chinese. 2ii. At least the book (Mr. Ge's Panda Book) you see the pictures and gather that the number of stars indicate 'good buy'? A. Priceguide instructions... I'll write something in the [Group Buy] Mr. Ge thread to help with the translation a bit later on (hopefully this weekend). These have only just arrived in Sydney. 3. Also, like to check with you since you spend a lot of time in China. I understand Chinese Mainland buyers prefer their coin raw not slabbed. A. Mainlander views on OMP and Graded Pandas... obviously I can't speak on behalf of all Mainlanders (especially being a 'laowai' aka foreigner). But from what I have observed, there are loyal followers of both OMP and Graded Pandas. Graded Pandas sell for more. However that could just be because people need to cover the expenses of getting stuff graded. 4. How do they see coins that are sold individually/separately from a set of 4 or 5? For example, you only have a coin or two from a set of 4 coins (whether silver or gold)? Its only one or possibly two coins from the set because they were both sold as a set and it is difficult to gather a set because they are rare. A. It is possible to buy individual coins to a set, if you can find the loose coin... this often takes many hours... and sometimes many frustrated hunts before success. The rarer the coin, often the longer it is to find. Buying in sets is usually much easier (and cheaper per coin). I've been waiting many months for more BIG3 Pandas to become available. I've got cash to pay, but there are simply no more new BIG3 Pandas being made available at this time. But then again, when 25Grizzlies came out here, he found the single bi-metallic Panda that was missing from his set on the first day. 5. Do the buyers from Mainland rely heavily on Mr Ge's book and... A. Mr. Ge's book is one of many books available, but I think people like it because it is very current. 6. so would you say the price guide accurately reflect the market value of the coins? A. Mr. Ge's priceguide is one of many useful references. Prices of coins generally fall into bands (e.g. an OMP 2009 Panda may sell for $60 - $100), depending on quality and quantity. Obviously the lower the quality the lower the price, and the higher the quality the higher the price. 7. I am looking at some silver world historical figures like Mozart, Homer, Shakespeare etc. These are not slabbed but are in capsules. Mr Ge has listed them as 2 star. What is your opinion on them. I also recently bought the silver set on Forbidden City. However, one coin is missing from this set of 5 so I am on the look-out for this one coin to complete the set. A. Historical figures are popular, and I would like to get more involved in that side of Modern Chinese Coins, but my attention is currently tied up in Pandas... the more I dig into Pandas, the more questions and ideas I have. 8. The Shanghai coin market that you frequently visit to hunt for bears, do they sell other coins besides pandas? I am assuming they do. One day I would like to go there and hunt for my missing forbidden city coin. A. The Shanghai Coin market does sell other coins beside Pandas. If you do ever hop across the border to Shanghai, it would be my pleasure to show you around. 9. I am also told that coins in China are more expensive, would that be true? A. Are Modern Chinese Coins most expensive in China? Yes and No... some are vastly cheaper, some are vastly more expensive. E.g. 1989 and 2011 Pandas are much cheaper in the USA than they are in China. E.g. 2011 gold Pandas are cheaper in China than they are in the USA. These are fairly lame examples... I'll try and come up with some bigger ticket items later... I'm just rushing out the door. At the moment there are some pretty huge PHWOAR! type of Bargains in the USA on Modern Chinese Coins. Someone got some 1989 1oz Silver Pandas for around $65AUD! 10. Sorry for asking too much ...just curious A. No problems asking many questions. It's my pleasure to help. Pandas are something that I enjoy investing, collecting and discussing. Cheers, Xxxxxxx I hope all this helps, and makes sense (and cents), Yennus.