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Old 04-13-2012, 10:53 PM
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Default My LCS says the same thing

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My silver heavy LCS dealer has discontinued selling Panda's, said they are too premium heavy for him to stock. I was disappointed to hear that too.

Anyone else seeing this at their dealers?
wonders why people waste their hard earned money on government minted bullion..
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:14 AM
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1990 SD

1990 LD (Fat Font)


1990 LD (Thin Font?)
It looks like I may have one too? (2 pics of the same coin follow)



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Old 04-14-2012, 01:11 AM
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Looks like a thin date to me as well. Some similar parts of the date look the same, but looks like they trimmed a bit off of AirJers dyes then stamped out Petean88's.

To bad the original pouches are gone, then we could have known which mint was involved.

Nice photo's and the fact that the dates are the same size sure helps.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:27 AM
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You betcha...try to help.

1991 Large Tall Date

$250.00 USA dealer ask. $235.00 China. Auction ebay- $170.00 on 2/12

1991 Small Wide Date

$195.00 USA dealer ask. $??? China (probably the same) Auction ebay- $192.00

For graded in ms69's you can add approx $75.00

Populations:
LTDate:<38,000
SWDate: <35,000

Note- You can easily tell the difference between the two date styles. The large tall date has serifs under the two numeral 1's and the small date has no serif's or underlining under the numeral 1's.

Hope that helps....cheers
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:20 AM
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Thanks AirJer for the pictures.

Looks like there could be more of this LD Thin Font out there.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:40 AM
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Petean88,

just wondering if this happened on the gold coins as well? Perhaps a different set of dyes?

I just sold a pair of 1990 small dates, and used a borrowed macro lens and didn't see anything abnormal. So this new variety perhaps is only from the mint that made the large dates. cheers
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:56 AM
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Petean88,

just wondering if this happened on the gold coins as well? Perhaps a different set of dyes?

I just sold a pair of 1990 small dates, and used a borrowed macro lens and didn't see anything abnormal. So this new variety perhaps is only from the mint that made the large dates. cheers

I am not sure about the gold version as I dont have those. Maybe someone here with 1990 gold panda can check?
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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Default Beijing expos are going crazy!!!!

Can't believe how crazy coins are going for. MS-68's have been averaging $400.00 for the 90's Beijing Panda's. It's been driving me crazy trying to figure out why.

Has anybody read anything lately?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:00 AM
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Nope, but I think it is crazy as well.

My general strategy is not to pay the US ask when the China ask is well below. I figure that if China is only willing to pay X for a coin, I don't want to pay X+$50 for it because I may have to sell it for a loss. Therefore, I try to find coins that have lower US asks than China asks. Without checking April's Pricepedia, I assume that the Beijing coins are good examples of coins whose US asks is far greater than China's asks.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:09 AM
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Default Airjer my strategy exactly....

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Nope, but I think it is crazy as well.

My general strategy is not to pay the US ask when the China ask is well below. I figure that if China is only willing to pay X for a coin, I don't want to pay X+$50 for it because I may have to sell it for a loss. Therefore, I try to find coins that have lower US asks than China asks. Without checking April's Pricepedia, I assume that the Beijing coins are good examples of coins whose US asks is far greater than China's asks.
True valuation should come from China and then it should even out in the states. A little higher or lower is tolerable. It's the only way to purchase smartly.
The best way I find info is from pricepedia also.
Sometimes I message Xu. Another way is to keep on top of all of us here on the board. Most of us are in different countries and states that have varying knowledge.
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