Shenyang Mint Lunar Panda Pig #5 classical

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    andrewlee10 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Hi everyone,


    This is the 5th years of the lunar panda series. 2019 is year of PIG. This is not a favorable lunar years for Chinese and Foreigner. Thus, I have talked to Shenyang Mint to reduce down the mintage since it is not a favorable lunar year for both Asian and Westerner. They have agreed and get approval of reduce the planned mintage from 499 to 299 for silver version. The silver antique version will remain 99 mintage.


    The design are all consistent from monkey to pig. It is classic lunar design by choosing the rare and/or real animal(lunar) in China. let's recall the memory of the series of the LUNAR selected :-


    MONKEY - Golden snub-nosed monkey or Sichuan golden hair monkey (四川金丝猴).
    ROOSTER - Cochin breed of China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochin_chicken
    DOG - Peiking dog of China Beijing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pekingese
    PIG - Peiking/Beijing Black of China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Black


    The Beijing Black Pig breed is a meat breed which can be found all through China. This breed is growing quickly and fairly large for intensively farmed. It has a distinctive, flexible muzzle, as their nostrils open onto a hard, protective disk. The inside of the Beijing Black Pig snout is rigidly attached to the head, allowing it to root vigorously for forage.

    Chinese eat a lot pig meat like German. Thus, there are many varieties of pig in China. However, The Peiking/Beijing black pig is the famous breed.Thus, we decide to choose this as the design for Lunar Pig panda.
     
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    Here the photo of the Peiking/Beijing Piggies.

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    Here the design of "Shenyang Mint Lunar Panda Pig #5 classical"

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    The design concept always consistent "happy lunar family". The designers must crack their head as when come to tiger and dragon which we seldom come across tiger family and dragon family design. Let wait for the designer magic in 3 years and 5 years down the road for Tiger and dragon Lunar.


    This is the 5th years of the classical and original Lunar panda series - PIG. Pig is one of the tough design that not easy to get it done nicely and correctly. The design need to be good and realistic no carton with Horn. On top of it, meaningful design and capable to transform the design to real item are crucial. This series able to do it from the past 5 years because the tight control on quality and eye on details by the team all times rather than rush the job and compete by selling price only.

    In chinese culture, every family would like to get blessing from the god. Thus, they will hang a red paper with blessing word(s) at their house during spring festive/ "Chinese Lunar New Year". This design have blended all this into consideration. on top of it focus on the the "5" which is 5th year of the series". You notice the word "福"at the wall of the house. This means "五福临门". 5 blessing is coming to you. Canada mint did issue one of the bullion coin in 2015 for the "五福临门". 5 blessing.


    On top of the 5 blessing which another important design for the Lunar festive ithe key factor "Piggies". The "福猪送财" design and concept has been discussed and implemented by the mints. What is "福猪送财" and the reason of selection of this theme ?

    Trade war between USA and China has lead to uncertainties to global economy. We thought of this concept of bringing blessing during this Lunar Pig years globally. Wish everythings goes well. Thus, chubby BUT muscle piggies have been choosen as the parent with their cuties kids play around with them while enjoying the foods. They live in open environment rather than a cage which is the traditional pig breeding environment in China in Oldest days. As at now, it still in practise in some china villages. Therefore, the background of the design is a China traditional village house which the happy family live.

    As when you are happy and healthy that will bring blessing, luck and prosperous. This did bring out the concept of "福猪送财" rather than putting all the money around the piggies. Chinese in China GDP per capita have went strong and growth significantly in past 40 years and they are more educated than in early 1990s & 2000s'. They talk more on art and grooming their kids for connotation and inner beauty. Therefore, those obvious money laying around design is outdated now. It is more appropriate during 60-90s. We also have think of money lay around design BUT forgo it because not suit into current trend in China and outdated.

    The panda design will show up in few days. However you can visit the facebook pages for it which has long been posted there.
     
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    Looks good Andy. Great design. I believe the series began in 2014 with Goat, yes? And the rest is history. The Lunar Panda series was birthed with the goat (Lucky), and it is now known all over the world. The rooster was the year the fork or split began and now there are two series. One classical and one animated. Both from the same mint. Same series. Same mintage. Same style: lunar on one side and panda on the other. Instead of it being a total mintage of 299 (goat), it is now reduced to 598 or silver proof (299 X 2 - used to be 499 X 2) and 198 antique silver (99 X 2 - no change). Thanks for the updates. Look forward to seeing the panda.
     
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    Here the panda design which is retro of 1985 27 gram silver panda fiat coin. This is a good match of fiat in low relief and simple design and non fiat as high relief and detail design.


    This concept of the "design is to build a bridge to bring fiat and non fiat coins to closer distance and on an equal platform".


    As you guy aware which this lunar panda series design concept always link with global and China development because panda is the diplomatic of China. Therefore the second message of this year panda is !!!!! Let recap the 1st till 4th years panda message before we go to this 2019 panda design.


    2015 the 1st year "Lunar Goat Panda" - 1st year of the series which goat is "8"of the 12 lunar which means lucky and prosperous which combine with the national treasure of China "Panda" which symbol of friendship with foreign countries in diplomatic occasions to kick start the series. This year is the "diplomat panda".

    2016 the 2nd year "Lunar Monkey Panda" - The "sitting panda" at Great wall in guarding China and in sametimes eagerly to going out from China to visit the world.


    2017 The 3rd years "Lunar Roaster Panda" - The "walking panda" on Great Wall concept would bring us the message of "Panda" is going to other countries and bringing the friendship message to the world.

    2018 The 4th years "Lunar Peiking Dog Panda" - The "playful panda" which open up the door of Great Wall and welcoming all the friends from the world.



    SO SO 2019........here you go


    2019 The 5th years "Lunar Pig Panda" - The "Retro panda" non fiat coin which build a bridge and platform of equal status of fiat and non fiat which hoping USA and China trade war can discuss in open and equal status.


    Moreover, this non fiat coin design concept also nicely match the 2019 fiat coin panda concept of loving and caring. The 2019 panda fiat coin concept is "延续人文关怀 -子亲情,天之大伦." The 2019 Panda non fiat coin by Shenyang concept is similar "延续人文关怀 -子亲情,天之大伦." Fiat coin is all about "mother love" in turn the non fiat coin by Shenyang is all about "father love". Chinese call this "Yin" and "Yang" which represent "mother" and"father". This is the so call equal platform of fiat and non fiat coin.

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    "Yin" 母子亲情

    2019 panda fiat coin

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    Pre order on this Sunday USA time.


    Silver price at USD182 and silver antique at USD368.


    If purchase 2 pieces silver OR 1 pieces silver and 1 pieces silver antique you entitle the following value buy at 118.88 discount in total.


    1. TOH 3 special version Bimet 2 antique enamel at USD288 which retail price at USD388
    2. 2019 valentine panda 9 g silver at USD21 which retail price at 39.88


    The value buy subject to stock last and availability ONLY.

    Antique silver 60% gone.

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    Antique silver will up price in one week or target hit whichever is early.
     
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    Pre Order closed except Lavender.

    20% silver and 25% silver antique sell in local market.

    Only 2-5 pieces OMP silver antique will sell during release.

    Silver 75 % sold
     

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