(WtAsk) Is this 2003 Silver Mirrored/Satin or Frosted?

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  1. cutealex

    cutealex New Member

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    Dear Master,

    can i confirm is this Mirrored or Frosted 2003? if based on the sealed and photos.

    thanks in advance :)

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    anyone?
     
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    Mirrored , Nice looking coins!
     
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    but sometime i spotted and sound like Frosted...i know Frosted is coming from Shenzen Guabao...

    but mine looks not 'mirrored' enough??
     
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    Mirrored variety does come from this triangular(shenyang? shanghai?) mint seal

    However, it doesn't guarantee that coins pictured are mirrored
    Since Shenyang?/shanghai? mint also release frosted variety

    From my own experience, if the coin doesn't look mirrored enough, NGC will grade this as frosted variety.
     
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    anymore and value input??

    thanks musemellow....does the photo show enough Mirrored enough?
     
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    photos show mirror enough for me.
     
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    Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:38 AM
    Subject: Re: Question on 2003 S10Y Panda Variety

     
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    any Master?
     
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    The NGC casino has really tightened up on the Mirrored designation recently. Of the last 6 coins I sent in (ALL IN OMP) 4 were labeled mirrored and 2 were labeled frosted. All of my previous submissions of 2003 mirrored pandas in OMP were designated mirrored. I have also noticed that a 69 grade is getting much harder to recieve as my last 8 2003 mirrored pandas recieved a grade of 68 or 67 as my earlier submissions received 68s or 69s. I wish NGC would also consider the different dented arm varieties of the mirrored version.
     
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    Look frosted to me
     
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    this is my stocks...i have compared coins above with Shenzhen Guobao...apparently coins above are more mirorred and not frosted...but when i compared to other Mirrored (photo) ...coins above sound not mirrored enough..that why i m puzzled now..
     
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    You will just have to send them to NGC for grading and In my opinion they are mirrored , but these will drive you crazy! other than the Shenzhen which are obviously frosted.
    Just make a note in the variety/ country section "mirrored bamboo" .
     
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    A dented arm variety? what is that? I picked up a 2003 mirror for $130 and im guessing that is a good deal?
     
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    It is definitely frosted; not mirrored.
     
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    Can you take more pics? The pandas are in a package in which the mirrored coins would normally be in...
     

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