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Finally I have the Panda Temple in hand and I am happy that the quality is good. The silver and gold ones should be sent soon but meanwhile here are a few pics from my unboxing video.
very nice. Wait till the 2nd in the series comes. wow.
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN PANDA BRASS STATUS.
I left 10 Brass omp for collection and sell in future. I might release 2 or 3 to sell for new customer so more people can access it. Bob has 2 for sell only. Lavender has NIL. Another seller in SEA has some left BUT he not entitles to sell overseas otherwise re-seller status will revoke.
15 pieces NGC awaiting grading for sell.
Last edited by andrewlee10 (2017-01-02 23:03:11)
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN PANDA GOLD STATUS.
Andy Left 25 Pc. 10 pc collection, 5 pc omp for sell, 10 NGC for sell.
Lavender has zero pc.
Bob left 13 pc, 10 collection if not wrong and 3 pc for sell.
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN PANDA SILVER STATUS
Andy left 22 pc, 12 collection, 10 pc for sell either NGC or OMP.
Lavender left 5 pc.
Bob Has 2 left to sell
SEA left 20 pc or lesser since no pre order done.
PLEASE NOTE I will release 2 set for sell with highest NGC grade with designer signatures and matching coa. Price will release after grading result done.
Last edited by andrewlee10 (2017-01-02 23:43:21)
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN PANDA ANTIQUE SILVER STATUS
Andy left 15 pc, 7 collection, 8 pc for sell either NGC or OMP.
Lavender left 3 pc.
Bob Has 2 left to sell
Next 2 weeks will ship from china by 2 batches. UK always late due to custom. Some might get in 3rd and 4th batches since 110 pc minted in 1st batch due to the complicated processing of full REVERSE PROOF technique of the bamboo forest id hard to mint and mirror areas of high relief is tricky. The normal panda coin mirror areas coining take 2 days to complete vs high relief with mirror areas takes 3 weeks to get a better results.
Do anyone realize other high relief medal by official mint have no big mirror areas as this temple of heaven panda and trimetallic swam and mandarin duck? They not willing to do it due to the difficulty, time consuming and higher costs. We love to test new technique and challenge the limitation of Nanjing mint . Even it is hard for you to notice other Nanjing Mint High Relief 45 mm medals with huge mirror areas like these 2 medals sponsor by bob and myself.
The fur of this panda and swam and phoenix also using segment technique on the die - you can segregate the sandblasting and mirror area on the animal. Dragon and phoenix Trimetallic does not use this technique too. If I am not wrong ALL Other Nanjing Panda and animal medals do not apply this technique too due to cost.
Last edited by andrewlee10 (2017-01-07 07:38:12)
I think the silver take the price this time, it looks smashing! And thanks for keeping the standards up with pushing limits every time. I'm impressed you guys give a sh** in the fact that some seam to get away with anything. Pulling the limits lol. Buyers must be really starving... I'm sure you could have maximized profit by doing so, but glad you have a different focus. Look forward to see them in hand!!
Agreed, that silver medal looks incredible. So glad you went the extra mile and put in all that extra effort - from the pics it looks like it really paid off. Love the fur effect, especially on the left panda
Videos of the Temple of Heaven. 4 videos. Brass, Bimetallic, Antique brass, and gold 3g. Silver proof and antique will be posted in the next week or so.
Last edited by barsenault (2017-01-09 11:10:17)
I think clean and simplified design of the gold medal gives a flashback to 1982 and the early years design. Not sure if that was intended, but I think its a homage and a heritage that will stake a path for the series. I think especially the gold medal will be interesting to follow. Wish I could buy a lot of them, but pockets are not deep enough...