CHINESE PANDA AND BERLIN BEAR - 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINO-GERMAN FRIENDSHIP - 2017 2 X 1 oz Proof-Like Medals - Shanghai New Century Medals Co & Berlin State Mint. On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany, the Panda medal set was struck.
As a motif, the Panda bear, which has become a symbol of China, was chosen for China. He stands opposite the at least equally popular Berliner bear. Both medals feature the same motif on their obverse.
The reverses have a different design: for China by Yu Min, for Germany by Heinz Hoyer and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. The Staatliche Münze Berlin was won over to strike the German medal. As a motive for China, the Panda bear was selected which has become a virtual symbol of China.
He faces the Berlin Bear which is at least as popular. With the support of the Minister Counsellor for Cultural Affairs of the Chinese Embassy, the initiators received the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Culture to use the official logo of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Peoples Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany for the production of the Panda medals.
Yu Min has designed more than 100 circulation and commemorative coins of the Peoples Republic of China, including over 40 Panda motifs. The talented engraver is highly esteemed not only in China but throughout the world. He received the Krause Award for his lifes work as part of the COTY Ceremony early in 2017. He is the first Asian designer ever to be awarded this honor. Heinz Hoyer is also a Krause Award laureate.
As the first German to receive it, he won it in 2016. His name is familiar to all collectors of FRG and GDR coins, for he has designed more than 20 circulation and commemorative coins. The most famous and widespread work of his are the German 1- and 2-euros circulation coins which, manufactured by the billions, are in use in the whole of Europe.Yu Min designed the common obverse of the medal. At the center it features the logo of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Peoples Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany; in the background one can see the Brandenburg Gate and the Great Wall of China, with Sino-German Friendship below. On the reverse of the Chinese version, you have the coa number and one can see a bear on the left, standing r. With two playing pandas turning towards him and a bamboo branch behind indicating a natural ambience. Below Sino-German friendship in German and Chinese. The version designed by Yu Min is produced by one of Chinas leading private mints. The German reverse features the Berlin Bear, welcoming two pandas with a bouquet of flowers, in the background one sees Berlin landmarks.
And the inscription Chinesisch-Deutsche Freundschaft in English, Chinese, and German. The version created by the Hoyer couple is produced by Germanys oldest mint, the Staatliche Münze Berlin, which started operation as early as 1280. Mintage: 3000 Material: Pure Silver Finish: Proof Weight: 2 x 1 oz Diameter: 40mm Certificate: Serialized.(WITH THE EXCEPTION OF GOLD COINS). ONCE YOUR DONE SHOPPING, PLEASE MESSAGE ME AND I WILL SEND YOU A COMBINED INVOICE. The item "CHINESE GERMAN ANNIVERSARY PANDA BERLIN BEAR 2017 2 X 1 oz SILVER PROOF MEDALS" is in sale since Friday, September 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Asia\China\PRC (1949-Now)".
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