Coin Collecting at the Safir House
In 1983 the People's Republic of China, one of my
least favorite places in the world, began distributing the Silver
and Gold Panda Bullion series in multiple sizes and denominations
from a kilogram to half a troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver and gold. It
makes a bewildering number of coins, and I focus on the 10 Yaun 1
Ounce silver rounds with 31.1 grams of silver total weight.
Generally, these coins are issued bulk or in Proof. Total mintages aren't well known but the proofs have been minted from about 20,000 to 80,000 one ounce silvers. Several years were skipped including 1986 and 1988. The distribution channel for the Chinese Government is China Gold Coin . Corperation The coins are great and I'd own more if I didn't dislike the Chinese Government so much. Frankly, I;m not certain how much difference there is between the proofs and the BU's. And in 2006 there was a a flood of counterfiets released on to the Market. They are nice and fun to collect. So far we have only one which I believe is a proof.
The temple of Heaven on the front has a huge number of perfect stairs, enough to
bewilder a Jefferson Nickel collector.
It is hard to believe but the new Panda actually improve on the old onesi
These are the 2012 Version
The Safir Family Internet Coins Library.Click to see these examples show below including photography: note to lawyer: most of the good stuff is gone
Go To Section II: Modern and Ancient Foreign Coins from Outside The United States
Go To Section III: Mandy's 25th Anniversary World Wildlife Fund Silver Coins
The Safir Family Internet Coins Library: Foriegn Coins.Several mints from around the world make exciting coin designs in circulating alloys, silver and gold. Among my favorites are the Perth Mint in Austrailia which produces a variety of coins for nations mostly through out the Pacific Rim. The Neatherlands has also produced some interesting designs, and several private US based mints have produced foreign currency on contract, include the Franklin Mint which has produced many Israeli Coins. Our interest in foreign coins has been nominal but rapidly growing as it seems that US designs are so stuck in the mud. Also, foreign mints are creating bold new designs with color and bimetal designs that are both eye catching and fun.
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