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Peter Anthony

Peter Anthony is an expert on Chinese modern coins with a particular focus on Panda coins. He is an analyst for the NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide as well as a consultant on Chinese modern coins.
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Treasure of the Sichuan - Coins and Cultural Heritage. A 2002 silver 20 Yuan Sichuan Sanxingdui Relics coin. Courtesy of PCGS.

Treasure of the Sichuan – Coins and Cultural Heritage

By Peter Anthony for PCGS ...... Only splish, splash, splish, splash – the sounds of oars and the creaking of wood – break the Sichuan...

New Chinese Medals: The Songs of Summer

The China Garden of Life medals celebrate insects that are honored in Chinese tradition By Peter Anthony - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   Spring has already slipped into...

Modern Chinese Coins – The Panda Coin That Nobody Knew

The 2017 China International Collection Expo Silver Panda coin proves hard to find By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   There are Panda coins that...

Modern Chinese Coins – Kung Full of Pandas

Some of the most innovative Modern Chinese Coins designs for Chinese Panda coins were inspired by cartoons Illustration - Kung Fu Panda | DreamWorks Animation By Peter...

Chinese Coins: The First Show Panda

Chinese coins- The first Show Panda created quite the “Pandamania” in the late 1980s By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   As hundreds of collectors,...

Chinese Pandas: World’s Fair of Panda Medals

The China Mint will release a Show Panda to commemorate the ANA World's Fair of Money in Denver By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...
Chinese coins and medals featuring birds, pandas and other wildlife

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Many Chinese coins and medals celebrate the country's wildlife, including the 2000 Hoopoe bird coins By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   Would you like...

Chinese Panda Coins: Pandas Tip the Rarity Scale

There are more than a dozen Chinese Panda coins and medals, including Show Pandas, that — by published mintage — rank from uncommon to...

NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

2016 is the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth and the People’s Republic of China has just released three coins to commemorate this event   By...

Chinese Coins: Show and Friendship Pandas

Olympic Participation Medals and Show Pandas exemplify the spirit of friendship By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   One of the wonderful aspects of coin...

Chinese Pandas – Setting the Bar High in Shenyang

For its 120th anniversary, the Shenyang Mint has unveiled numerous commemorative items, including a half-kilogram silver bar with an enchanting panorama of images from...

Collect Chinese Olympic Games Coins, Add Enjoyment to World’s Top Athletic Contests

By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   As the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Brazil approach, this is a good time to prepare...

Chinese Pandas: The Proof is in The Panda

Posted by Peter Anthony on 5/10/2016 Proof Panda coins — available in silver, gold, platinum, palladium and even brass — offer many set-building options. Many collectors...

World Coins – A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Gold Panda Coins

1988 China 1 oz Gold Panda BU By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   There are many ways to collect Gold Pandas. A look at...

Modern Coins – A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Silver Panda Coins

2013 Chinese Silver Panda By Peter Anthony - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   A look at how others collect Chinese Panda coins may help you get your...

Chinese Panda Coins – A Weighty Decision

All 2016 brilliant uncirculated Chinese Panda coins will be issued in metric weights. By Peter Anthony for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... 2016 begins a new era for...

Chinese Coins: The First Year Gold, Silver and Brass Panda Coins

1982 Gold Panda - 1983 Brass Panda - 1983 Silver Panda Posted by Peter Anthony ........ Once regarded as an inferior item, the Proof Brass 1 Yuan Pandas...

Chinese Pandas: They’re So Cute!

Posted by Peter Anthony for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ..... 1983 is considered the key date in the 1/20-ounce "Baby" Panda Gold Coin series. As I stood and...

Chinese Coins: Buy the Book and the Coin

By Peter Anthony - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.... Reference books are an essential part of building a collection of modern Chinese coins. A real collection is the...

Chinese Coins: It’s a Panda, Panda, Panda World!

By Peter Anthony - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.... With more than 600 different Panda coins and many other varieties, Chinese coins tempt collectors of all levels. Pandas, Pandas,...

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