NGC 70 SILVER PROOF - MINTAGE 99. The Medal - an exceptionally rare 2017 China - Brass Panda Medal - Zhan Yuan - Panda & Garden - High Relief.
This beautiful medal captures the unusual physical characteristics of the Chinese panda struck in an amazing antique finish with high relief design , scallop shape and a large 40 millimeter diameter. This medal is the perfect gift for anyone who has an interest in the country of China. It would also be a great addition to any animal collections or Chinese panda collections. This spectacular silver medal captures the beauty of the Chinese panda in a spectacular way by using the proof finish in creating the imagery of this panda which allows this animal to have a more sculptural aspect to it.
This medal presents a rare opportunity to view this animal, which is superbly rendered due to the incredible engraving skills of the New Century Mint (Shanghai). The use of multiple finishes provides an added depth and further showcase the combined craftsmanship and artistry that have produced this stunning medal design. This medal is an outstanding addition to any wildlife-themed collection and makes a stunning gift for collectors and animal lovers alike. This medal takes you into the world of pandas living in China , playing in beautiful bamboo forest - discover the larger-than-life Chinese Pandas.
Panda coins and medals are the most popular Chinese modern numismatic issues and have a different design every year. This amazing brass panda medal features multiple technologies to bring out the stunning beauty of the Chinese panda with an incredible high relief design and scallop shape. The use of multiple finishes provides an added depth and further showcase the combined craftsmanship and artistry that have produced this amazing medal design. This amazing medal features multiple technologies to bring out the stunning beauty of the Chinese panda using amazing design on a beautiful finish.
The Obverse contains a high relief design of two pandas playing in the bamboo forest. The stunning high relief design presents and amazing way to observe these pandas with an amazing sculpted aspect.The year-date for this medal - 2017 - is located across the bottom of this design. The Reverse contains a high relief depiction of the Zhan Yuan Garden with a building located in the center and a bridge stretched out across the river on the right side. The Edge of this medal is plain and is housed in an NGC Holder and this NGC signature plastic holder is the same technology that is used for the encapsulation and protection of some of the greatest coins today, including the Smithsonian Institution. Extra Bonus Packaging - included with this super rare medal is the Original Government Packaging (OGP) - this silver medal is packaged in a stunning "Longevity" purse - a red pouch with a Chinese "Longevity" symbol that encompasses this stunning medal. This is a must-have collectible for all Chinese numismatics fans and panda collectors and a ll of t his makes this medal an ideal gift for a collector or a professional numismatist and is a truly magnificent work of art!!
The Story - The Panda program started in 1983. They were struck using 27 grams of silver, just shy of 1 oz and were very plain and simple.
The mintage was low with only 10,000 pieces being struck. The same holds true for the 1984 and 1985 Silver Pandas. These are fairly rare and expensive Modern Chinese coins, especially in high grades. They did not mint proof Silver Pandas in 1986 and 1988.Prior to 1989, Silver Pandas were only minted as proofs. By 1989 the Silver Panda program had gained so much strength and was so successful that a bullion version had to be minted to meet the increasing demand for this Modern Chinese coin.
The bullion version had a mintage of roughly 250,000 while the proof coin had a mintage of only 25,000. To differentiate between these two coins, a P with a circle was used to identify the proof coins minted (collector) version from the bullion coins minted. Depending on the dies used and the amount of pieces struck with each die, the thickness of the frost along with the depth of the mirrored surface could also be a differentiating factor for those who were aware. As each year passed, the minting techniques continued to amaze the world with the sophistication and detail used by the China Mints. In 1993 and 1994, the Panda program took a slight change.
The P with a circle was still used to identify the proofs. The change was that the bullion coins did not have the exact same design as the proof coins. The designs of the proof coins and the bullion coins were very different.In 1995 and 1996, yet another change took place for the Silver Panda. The P in a circle was no longer used to identify the proof coins from the bullion coins. There are two different designs struck in the same year for these Modern Chinese coins.
One of these coins is struck as a proof and the other as a bullion type of coin. The 1995 had a mintage of roughly 10,000 coins while the 1996 had a reported mintage of approximately 8000 coins. The China Mint is truly a leader in their striking ability and creativity for both coins and a successful numismatic program. Chinese mints have not issued a medal for any coin show since 1989, therefore these medals were quite popular with collectors.These past releases include conventions in New York (1986), Atlanta (1987), Cincinnati (1988) and Pittsburgh (1989). Another element factoring into the value and popularity of these 2013 silver medals is the low mintage quantities. The 1 oz version has a mintage of 10,000 medals and the 5 oz a mintage of just 2,500 (there is also a 5 oz gold medal being produced, but that version has an extremely low mintage of just 99 medals, making it even harder to acquire). The giant panda also known as panda bear or simply as panda, is a bear native to south central China.
It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda.Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda's diet is over 99% bamboo. Giant pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food. The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in Shaanxi and Gansu provinces.
As a result of farming, deforestation, and other development, the giant panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where it once lived. This coin takes you into the world of pandas living in China, playing in beautiful bamboo forest.Panda coins are the most popular Chinese modern coin issues and have a different design every year. D iscover the larger-than-life Chinese Pandas!! Rare - This medal and packaging set is of extreme rarity due to the extreme popularity of the subject matter being Chinese Pandas and a mega rare - Antique Finish and a super rare Pure Antique Silver High Relief Design with Scallop Shape and with a Large 40 Millimeter Diameter and additionally its Low Mintage of 59 Medals Worldwide.
Furthermore, as this medal is designated Zhan Yuan Panda Garden. The item "2017 China Silver Proof Zhan Yuan Panda and Garden NGC 70 Mintage 99" is in sale since Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Asia\China\PRC (1949-Now)".The seller is "chinesemedals" and is located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican republic, El salvador.