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  1. For a good portion of the summer I stopped buying any coins, gold or silver, proof or bullion, because I felt a bit overwhelmed by all the series that are available. There's the Chinese Panda series, the Chinese Lunar series, the Britannia Series (my personal favorite, but not much love from a lot of collectors nowadays), the Great Britain Lunar series, the Perth Lunar series, the Canadian Lunar series, the Rwandan Lunar series (these are quite lovely, but I didn't set aside cash for them or buy any 😥), the Canada Predator series, the Kangaroos, the Kookaburras, the Saltwater Crocodiles, the Birds of Paradise, the Emus, and the Sharks. The Queen's Beasts, the Lion Dollars, and the Bisons. Not to mention the Ukrainian Archangels, the Isle of Man Nobles, the Niue hawksbills, superheroes, and star wars coins. Colorized coins, incuse coins, concave coins, egg shaped coins, coins that are square, coins that have scalloped edges, and privy marks on everything! Just tossing a discussion out to the Forum in general. Does anyone else feel overwhelmed by all of these? Are there forum members that have culled down their collections and eliminated collecting certain series? If so, which series are you avoiding or stopping?
  2. Does anyone know when the perth mint lunar pig/boars will be available from UK sources? I just can't wait!
  3. Hello there to all fellow silversmiths! My name is Ty and I am pouring silver here in the pines of Georgia. I am grateful to be part of this forum. I am an amature just learning and I am hooked for sure. I have been working on purification methods and electrolytic cells. After much blood sweat and tears :) , I am staring my art bars with .999 now and I am amazed by the difference! Thank you for helping me to learn, Backyard Bullion, Mrzeke and Hiho at Bunker Bullion. Fine folks doing great works. i hope to put some videos up soon, for now I only have enough inventory to stock my auctions about once or twice a month. My page is I look forward to participating on the forum and appreciate most kindly advise from fellow smiths. My highest Regards and Gratitude, Ty
  4. The Royal Mint attempt to justify thier design:
  5. Hey to everyone, I've got one ruanda lunar rooster in gold ms70, in silver pf70, dog in gold ms70 and silver pf 70, also swan in gold ms70 and silver pf69 (NGC) What do you think can i get for it? Want to sell it because i´ll become a dad and need the money for other stuff:) Thank you for your response.
  6. Hello everyone We have lots of new stock for you to have a look at All come with FREE UK DELIVERY Kind regards Jay
  7. As a newbie here, I am really tempted to start collecting a serie - What are your favourites and why? Is it because of the potential investments or is it because it's looks nice? I will be honest, I want one where it looks appealing to myself but also to make a profit. I have come across the Australian Lunar II, Rwanda Lunar, African Wildlife, British Lunar etc etc etc...what other ones should I be looking at? I will only focus on one but was keen to see what else was out there. Thanks!
  8. We've introduced a mixed 300oz coin bundle containing 3 mixed dates of Australian Perth Mint Lunar 1oz silver coins. We receive the coins in trays of 100 coins so it's a great way to buy 3 different dates at a great price. What do you think - good idea or not? Would you like to see other bundles like this? (Eg. Kookaburras, Koalas etc?)
  9. Simply subscribe to me and Regal Stacker and coment "in" on this video's comments section. good luck!
  10. YEAR OF MONKEY ONLY SOLD AROUND 3400 OUT OF 5888 SO FAR THIS YEAR MINTAGE 3888 Struck in fine silver to Proof standard The mintage incorporates the ‘lucky’ number eight Product code: UKR17SP Limited Edition Presentation: 3888
  11. I know we are only three coins into the Royal Mint Lunar Series, but the silver bullion and proof edition mintage figures have dropped dramatically since the series began. The 2014 Horse silver bullion mintage was 300,000. Followed by 188,888 for the 2015 Sheep and only 138,888 for the 2016 Monkey - a drop of nearly 54%. The 1oz and 5oz silver proofs have also seen big drops and the 2016 editions haven't even sold out at the mint yet. The director of commemorative coins declared the lunar series a huge success in 2015 and the Royal Mint never seem to shy away from cranking out products for increased profits. So it's puzzling to see the eroding mintage figures for such a "successful" series. Is this a sign of much less interest than expected and a failure with the series? Or does it have to do with silver prices and the premium they can apply? Or are they limiting what they pump out in an effort to control quality? Damn milk spots... I know a lot of people don't like the designs, but I personally like them. But if these drops continue I'm not looking forward to the struggle to get my hands on one of the ten 1oz 2025 Snake silver bullion they release
  12. INTRODUCING SHENYANG MINT AND THE PANDA LUNAR SERIES Shenyang Mint Ltd is the official mint in China appointed to produce China circulating coins, commemorative Gold and silver coins, medals and other precious metal products. Shenyang Mints is one of the oldest official mint of China established since 1896. It has more than one century of history with advance coin minting technology and experiences which is recognised by the world-wide coin minting industry. Shenyang Mint has a winning team of staff with immense technical know-how and world-class design ability. It is a producer of gold and silver coins and other precious metal products and has has government accredited quality control centre and appointed coins research and development centre of china. In additional, it is recognised as the research and training ground for coin research philosophy doctorate centre by Lioning province since 2007. Shenyang mint has achieved countless awards and other achievements both in China and internationally. It is renowned for its coin design, coin technology research, development and application and breakthrough anti-coin counterfeit technology. World coins awards to Shenyang Mint include: · “壬戌(狗)年银质纪念币”Chinese Lunar dog 2006 silver coin awards silver prize in World coin competition organizes by America World coin news magazine and Chronos Publishing House of America; · “麦积山”5OZ金币” 5 oz Gold mount Ma Zi award as best world gold coin; · “马可.波罗纪念银币”Marco Polo silver coins award as International best hostrorical coin theme. · “千年纪念”金币”、“元亨利贞方孔金章”、“纪念郑和下西洋600年银章”are recorded in shanghai World Guinness record as the biggest gold coin, gold medal and silver medal respectively. LUNAR PANDA SERIES 2015 Shenyang Mints has jointly worked with private sponsors to commission a new “Panda Lunar” medal series. The first panda lunar year is “Yi Wei Year of the Goat 乙未羊年三羊开泰” Why did the medal sponsors commence the first lunar year of the Panda Lunar from “GOAT” NOT another lunar year? Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig即子(鼠)、丑(牛)、寅(虎)、卯(兔)、辰(龙)、巳(蛇)、午(马)、未(羊)、申(猴)、酉(鸡)、戌(狗)、亥(猪)are the 12 Chinese Lunar ZODIAC sequence. Initially, the intention to commence the first medal from horse due to the limitation of time in designing and planning which will affect the quality of the medal and horse is ranked as number 7 of 12 Lunar which 7 in mandarin means “fail” and “going”in Chinese culture so all decide to delay and wait for one year and commence the first medal on Goat year. In additional of the above reason, Goat is ranked number “8”of the 12 lunar which means lucky and prosperous. The kindness story of Goat is another reason for us to pick the goat as first year of the Lunar for this series. Grain is not in existence on the earth during the ancient prehistoric times. A Kind hearted Goat from heaven visit the earth and discover the starving human with pale face and thin body. He secretly return to the heaven and steal the grain to plant it on earth. The master of heaven Jade emperor is very angry and executed the goat and eaten his meat. The next years, the goat execution place has grown grass and little lamb. Jade emperor decides to select 12 animals as human 12 lunar zodiac as assigned as god. Human unanimously elected Goat as one of the Lunar Zodiac due to his kindness to them. Jade emperor still anger on the grain stolen case but no choice to fulfil the human demand. Daddy, mommy and kid are selected instead of one goat in the medal is to show the joyful of happy family too. Why panda? Panda is the endanger animal which is the national treasure of China and one of the oldest animal in biological science. China government recognizes Panda as a symbol of friendship with foreign countries in diplomatic occasions. Thus, panda is chosen. Why Great wall of China? The Great Wall of China is one of the ten wonders of the world. Great Wall start building from Spring and Autumn war Dynasty till Ming Dynasty which across two thousand years with total length of 21,196.18 km. World Heritage Committee comments that “The Great Wall of China” as the world's longest military installations with high value in the arts and culture and importance in the history and strategy. LUNAR GOAT PANDA Panda Goat is the first medal of the series which issued in 2015 with 3 versions 2 oz .999 silver, 2 oz .999 silver antique and 50 gram .999 gold with mintage of 299, 99 and 19 respectively. Panda Lunar Goat - Antique Finish Mintage 99 LUNAR MONKEY PANDA The golden snub-nosed monkey an endanger animal is selected for this LUNAR PANDA SERIES : Monkey 金丝猴 Golden snub-nosed monkey is an Old World monkey in the Colobinae subfamily. It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of central and Southwest China at elevations of 1,500-3,400 m above sea level. The Chinese name is Sichuan golden hair monkey (川金丝猴). Snow occurs frequently within its range and it can withstand colder average temperatures than any other non-human primates. There are only 4 species of Golden Monkey that exist in the world, including Golden Golden Monkey, Yunnan Golden Monkey, Guizhou Golden Monkey and Tonkin Golden Monkey. The first three species inhabit China so we can say Golden monkey is peculiar to China and under the State's first-class protection. Besides China, there are some specimens of golden monkeys in the museums of few countries such as UK and France in the world. Golden Monkey, which is as precious as the Giant Panda in China, is also China's "national treasure". The Golden Monkey, having bright-colored fur, special appearance, graceful movement and gentle nature, is deeply loved by people. The Golden Monkey's body length is about 70 cm (2.3 ft) and the length of its tail is the same as that of its body or even longer. This monkey has flat nose with nostrils facing forward, full lips and no cheek pouch. The beautiful Golden monkey has cyan and polish long fur on its back and blackish-grey fur on shoulders, upper arms, back, crown and tail. The side of the crown, nape, abdomen, inner arms and thighs are covered with soft brown fur. The Golden monkey is named after the stump nose with forward-facing nostrils, and it is also called 'non nose bridged' because of its seriously degenerated nose. The golden snub-nosed monkey is endangered due to habitat loss. This primate is found in a number of protected areas, including Baihe Nature Reserve, Foping National Nature Reserve, Shennongjia National Geopark and Wanglang National Nature Reserve. The San Francisco Zoo kept this species during 1985, and the San Diego zoo kept the species before the 1980s. Outside China only Japan and South Korea keep the golden-snub nosed monkeys. Here the message of the panda and Great wall :- 送马迎猴 古往今来 坐拥长城 眼放世界 Parting with the Chinese Lunar horse year and welcoming the Chinese Lunar Monkey year (fire monkey) Remember the past, value the present, building the future Continue the virtual, determination and spiritual of Chinese culture and nationality like establishing the GREATWALL as one of the world wonder. Establish the big picture and reputation of the country globally. This series is published by the western well know panda coins and medals author Peter Anthony in his monthly subscription magazine call pricepedia. It also attract the world mints news blog attention as following:- MINTAGE SUMMARY Lunar Silver 2oz Proof Silver 2oz Antique Gold 50g 2015 Sheep 299 99 19 2016 Monkey 499 99 2017 Rooster 499 2018 Dog 2019 Pig 2020 Mouse/Rat 2021 Ox 2022 Tiger 2023 Rabbit 2024 Dragon 2025 Snake 2026 Horse
  13. Tyrrrano

    Lunar Collection

    Hi everyone, As I am beginning in collecting/stacking , I am willing to do a Lunar Perth Mint Collection ( I know it is very original ;)) but I do not know if I should begin with that ( Their designs are really good though ). I'm searching for a Tiger in 1 oz from Lunar 1 ( 2 oz too rare) because I like it very much but I think I will focus on the Lunar 2 after. Being quite young I can go long-term with my coins so I wonder if this collection is the best move ? Advices? Thanks for reading and have a great day, Tyrrrano
  14. Looking for any information on the French lunar proofs. I think the series started in 2007.
  15. 1/4/2016 2016 LUNAR SKULLS – Year of the Monkey — LOTTERY — 100 PAIRS OF 2016 LUNAR SKULLS WILL BE ALLOCATED BY LOTTERY FOR A SPECIAL PRICE! Due to the high demand and limited availability of coins (500 proof and 2000 BU), we are conducting a lottery for 100 pairs of the 2016 Lunar Skulls release in proof and BU for a special introductory price. Please go to: or to fill out lottery submission form and for all details. !!! WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED SOON !!!
  16. ARGAR


    Hello all A new member here. I have seen the above item on ebay, How can the seller justify that price if you can still get this item on the Royal mint bullion site for around £95? (See link below) I'm new to gold and silver collecting, am i missing something? or is the seller just hoping for somebody buying this who has no clue about coins? Best regards ARGAR
  17. Does anyone know when the 2oz Perth Mint Lunar monkey will be available?
  18. I'm thinking about the 1/10th series2 lunars from perth mint. What would be a good price for each of the coins already released? Any the availability of the tiger, ox and mouse etc? My name is Stack 'em and i am an lunar addict!
  19. Not sure which type of typeset case to buy for my 1oz Lunar (SII) silver coins? The perth mint case would be okay but if you folk have any other cases maybe in wood? It would be just for the 12 Lunar (SII) coins so got a while still. I would be interested in pictures, prices and suppliers. Secondhand would be fine as long as the case is in good condition. Many Thanks. Stack'em.