Author Topic: Australia's total rip-off of the Nanjing dragon and phoenix series  (Read 1535 times)

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Offline badon

Australia's total rip-off of the Nanjing dragon and phoenix series. Mintage 50'000, price about $40 USD + $22 USD shipping: 2017 Perth Mint - 1oz Silver Dragon and Phoenix Bullion Coin. The original Nanjing version is on the left, and it's much more attractive than the hastily-designed Perth version on the right. I'm guessing Australia noticed the success of the Nanjing versions, and they decided to get a piece of the action with their own imitation. That seems to have been the Perth mint's most successful business model - to make imitations of the authentic Chinese originals. They have been doing that since they introduced the first issue of their popular lunar series, in 1996: Bullion Coin Mintages | The Perth Mint.

Use the dragon and phoenix links in my badon's ebay spam filter links and custom searches (BESFLACS) list to find the Chinese versions. Here's a link to find the Australian versions:

Search ebay for Australia dragon and phoenix coins
« Last Edit: 2016 Nov 05, 03:19:41 PM by badon »
 
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Offline trouble

Hmmm. Many western sponsors to those pacific islands also try to do high relief too. Mint also join in the game. However their technology yet to catch up at all.
 

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