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  1. west6

    Today I Received

    Chiwoo Cheonwang 2018. After two delayed launch dates, finally got them and picked up today. Significantly different from the vivid painting effect as shown in the marketing pictures, but looking from different angles, change in the light reflection presents interesting contrasts.
  2. This year is NOT lunar year of dragon, but I've seen dragons coming out one after the other. Perth Mint continued the Dragon & Phoenix in 2018 (as of now, gold bullion only, silver not yet) and it also released the rectangular bar coin! UK Royal Bullion has the double dragon 1 oz coin, its style combination is interesting (one oriental, and another western) but the premium is a bit high. Two weeks ago I found out NZ Mint produced its version of "double dragon" 1oz coin; it is oriental style dragons facing each other. Lower premium than RM double dragon. I'm not quite sure about its mintage, if it's similar to other NZ - Niue silver bullion (roaring lion, tree of life), that would be 50,000. I haven't decided whether to order yet, and before typing this post did another Google search -- turning out its 5oz version is on US website too (only US & Canada shipping), I would think 5oz is quite a powerful dragon!
  3. west6

    Perth Mint Rectangular Bullion Coin

    The gold looks nice, yet its mintage is 25,000. The Dragon & Phoenix (same Perth mint, same 2018) has a mintage of 5,000 only. The price of this rectangular is higher than the price for round Dragon & Phoenix, per selling price at LPM and both are currently available.
  4. west6

    Australian Lunars loosing demand?

    The Perth Mint blog just announced all the 1oz lunar dog are sold out. 30,000 gold and 300,000 silver. http://www.perthmintbullion.com/hk/blog/blog/17-11-21/2018_1oz_Australian_Lunar_bullion_coins_sold_out.aspx
  5. west6

    Today I Received

    2018 Panda, 30g silver bullion. Today I picked up 5 coins from the dealer. This dealer has Panda shape plastic holderholder for each coin (well the holder remains same as the last year).
  6. west6

    Perth Mint Tiger & Dragon 1oz

    Perth Mint recent update "new coins released from 8:00am (AWST) 7th November 2017" (http://www.perthmint.com.au/forthcoming-releases.aspx), but this batch does not have the Dragon & Tiger.
  7. west6

    2017 Swan PROOF Coin ON SALE NOW!

    Checked PerthMint today, saw this Silver Bullion with 2,500 mintage only, but PerthMint doesn't provide a purchase button. (Then I did a few hours internet search for X'mas vacation...). Then suddenly APMEX email appeared in the inbox. Placed an order for one (at USD90). The gold 1oz bullion has a mintage of 5,000.
  8. west6

    Today I Received

    I received my order from France Mint (Monnaie de Paris) today. The face value silver coins are "normal" but I would like to share this heavy medal (350 grams, 85% copper + 15% zinc). Using a one-euro coin as scale reference of this 75mm medal. It depicts the grand Forbidden City Palace of Beijing, with a modern touch of bicycles and rickshaw on the reverse side.
  9. west6

    Today I bought.....

    French mint charged EUR 30 for shipping to Hong Kong, and that holds more than 20 coins, plus a large size medal. So I think they charge a flat delivery fee, which I have no complaint. [emoji16] Order more canmake the delivery % is lower, feeling better but still pay-out more $$$. I didn't order the gold one, but now I have 5 silver and we can deliver in HK! Seems maybe every year France will get a coin or stamp for your birthday, that's cool.
  10. west6

    Today I bought.....

    Today I bought some numismatic from French Mint (Monnaie de Paris). These are silver coins sold at face value, yet these commemorative coins are not the true "legal tenders". France by Jean Paul Gaultier, July 14th. EUR50 (41g, 90% silver, mintage 50,000); France by Jean Paul Gaultier, Mariniere. Sold at EUR55, 41g, 90% silver, 25,000) Marianne - Liberty, EUR100 (50g, 90% silver, mintage: 15,000) Augustine Rodin, EUR100 (50g, 90% silver, mintage: 10,000).
  11. Now the restrike coins are coming into the market. 1oz silver bullion, with a maximum mintage of 25,000. Price is at USD23. The mintage amount is same as Perth Mint swan 2017, but again as pointed out here, this Dutch Lion is not a "legal tender". Hope the restrike bullion has no spotting issue!
  12. west6

    2017 10oz Queens Beasts Lion BULLION coin

    LPM offers it in Hong Kong at USD201, as a pre-sale.