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Classic Chinese Zodiac Series, 2010-2021 -- Complete!

 
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 Posted 10/26/2020  7:37 pm Show Profile   Check canadian_coins's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add canadian_coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just received the last coin of this superb collection. Gosh, 12 years already! The ox (diecut):



I'm waiting for the Lotus scalloped coin to complete the other 12-coin series (Lotus).

What's interesting about this series is that the proposed quantity was originally set at 9,999 units compared to 19,888 for the Lotus series. However, demand for the 1 tr oz pure silver diecut version proved to be more popular than the sterling scalloped coins. In 2012, the RCM decided to change the Lotus coin composition from sterling to pure silver causing some controversy among collectors.

Another interesting tid bit is that the 2019 certificate of the $15 - year of the Pig mistakenly referred to a Dog in the Chinese translation. A replacement certificate was issued with sincere apologies from the RCM.

Finally, if there is perhaps one element that I always want in a series is consistency. Not just of the coin's composition and shape but packaging as well. In 2015, the RCM decided to reduce the size of the COA from a beefy 7-page 3x3 inch down to a tiny 2x2, 3-page certificate.

Both series are magnificent regardless and the wooden cases are particularly unique and impressively crafted.



With that, I'm also sad to say that my postings of new NCLT coins are coming to an end.

But I always enjoy visiting CCF!
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 Posted 10/26/2020  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations..
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 Posted 10/26/2020  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations for completion!

The series looks amazing, all together in the RCM box.

I did collect Scalloped series - found they design very unusual, de-centralized, but gave up in the on half way (still keep the Dragon after selling everything else and the box).

Guys, share the pictures of complete Scalloped series as well.


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 Posted 10/27/2020  03:02 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats! They look nice.
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 Posted 10/27/2020  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vonigohcr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@canadian_coins... Congratulations on completing the marathon. It is a good looking set and one of the best packaging/presentation methods the RCM has used.


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I'm waiting for the Lotus scalloped coin to complete the other 12-coin series (Lotus).


I only subscribed to the scalloped series and am still waiting... I was hopeful 2 weeks ago as the RCM placed a hold on the credit card for the amount but it expired without the charge completing... Maybe it will show up before Christmas but given the performance this year, I am not hopeful.


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Gosh, 12 years already!
Can't agree more !
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 Posted 10/27/2020  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on completing the set! I agree that it is definitely a great set in a terrific case.

I remember considering a subscription myself at the time, but decided against it and to stick with commemorative coins vs. branching off into topicals. Of course, a few years later, I broke my "rule" and began collecting the RCM's Bald Eagle coins!

PS It was nice to see a post from you - hopefully, there will be one more when your final lotus coin is delivered!

Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
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