Two versions of the 2007 panda?

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  1. Ag47

    Ag47 New Member

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    Hi,

    Just doing some research on pandas and noticed there seems to be two types of 2007 panda photos that consistently come up. The clearest difference is the amount of white fur to the right of the toes of the small panda. The lips/smile of the larger panda also seems to be longer on one of the versions. Are there two versions or is one a fake (or are my eyes just playing tricks on me)?

    Not much white fur / small smile

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    source: http://pandausa.com/image/1oz/2007silverpandacoinback.jpg


    Not much white fur

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    source: http://www.artdesignstore.com/images/silverpanda2007.jpg


    More white fur / large smile

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    source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ago0z8_rs.../Sv1xiJ0Nzgs/s1600/2007+Silver+Panda+Rev2.JPG
     
  2. Ag

    Ag Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Wow great pick! is the zero in the '10' different? like more of an oval in one to the other?
     
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    The one I just received from yennus has a wide smile, and yes the 10 is more ovalish.
     
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    Hi Ag47, nice to know you have visited my other blog. Yes, I do suspect there are 2 varieties of 07 pandas. I have managed to prove that there are at least 2 varieties for 08, 09, 10 & 11. The most primary way to tell is the type of capsule used. The one from my blog is not from Shenzhen Mint and it is usually sold in China. (Check with Yennus where he got it from) The other that you got from ebay pic is from Shenzhen Mint and usually seen outside China. I have yet to get this variety on my hands. Hoping for a swap since I have 2. Till then, I have yet to prove the 2 varieties until your post.
     
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    whilst I would love to lay claim to an eagle eye on the differences :) I must direct the congrats to Ag47 :)
     
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    Edited .. :D
     
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    oh well basked in the glory for 60 secs :(
     
  8. Ag47

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    Hopefully there are two versions. Otherwise the fakes would be both widespread and becoming more sophisticated (e.g. the fur on both versions are very detailed).

    The downside of course would be more things to know/remember if trying to collect them.
     
  9. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ag and au, you should really visit this forum and share your ideas, don't know if they're already aware of what you've found but it is important.

    http://www.china-mint.info/forum/
     
  10. Pandacollector

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    If you look long enough and carefully enough you will almost always find minor differences between Chinese coins from different Mints. Sometimes there are variations from the same mint facility. For instance, the 2003 silver Panda has 5 varieties identified, so far.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Anthony
    http://www.pandacollector.com
     

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