Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves.
Silver Trading Company silvertrading.net
Silver Trading Company silvertrading.net of Shreveport, LA, via their website, are just one of the many coin dealers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission. On their page http://www.silvertrading.net/gold_panda.html, which we reproduce here, they are clearly using three of our high qual ity one ounce gold Chinese panda images.
Chinese Panda Gold Coins
The China Mint has just released the 2008 Panda Bear Gold Coins! Since the first day of their release in 1982, the Panda Gold Coin Series has been much more than just another gold bullion coin.The Pandas' beautiful designs and low mintages make them uniquely attractive to investors and to coin collectors around the world.
In 1982, the Chinese Mint issued its first gold coins picturing an adorable Panda Bear design available in four sizes of, one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce. In 1983, they added another size, the twentieth-ounce. From 1982 to 2000, the Chinese Mint issued the Gold Panda Coins in a brilliant, proof-like, uncirculated quality with a different design each year. Only in 2002 and 2003 did the designs remain unchanged. For every other year, the China Mint created a fresh, new obverse design.
Because of the high quality of the gold content, the limited mintages, the restriction on the number of coins released outside Asia, Panda coins are seldom seen in typical American coin collections. While today, the Panda gold coins trade at relatively small premiums over their gold content, they have enjoyed better than 100% premiums in the past.
Please note that the premium over the intrinsic gold value charged on Pandas by the China Mint and sellers is higher than for most other gold bullion coins. In part this is due to the added cost of refining the gold to a purity of 99.99% as well as costs of shipping, handling, and distribution. This slight premium has not diminished the appeal of Panda coins among collectors but rather distinguished the Panda series as the premier gold coin in the world today.
Gold Panda coins are regarded by many numismatists as being among the most aesthetically pleasing coins produced anywhere in the world.
The charming Panda Bear design has proven to be most appealing to coin collectors, especially the ladies. You'll often see the smaller Panda coins used in necklaces and bracelets. Anytime a coin is subjected to handling it's value as a Brilliant Uncirculated coin is diminished almost completely. For that reason, the surviving number of collectible Panda gold coins is only a fraction of the entire mintage. Most original total mintages were very small to begin with.
One side of the Panda coins feature the design of the "Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests" in the Temple of the Heaven. This is one of the most popular tourist sites in Beijing, China.
Each Chinese Panda gold coin is official legal tender of the People's Republic of China, issued by the People's Bank of China. Each one bears an official face value and monetary designations. While they have always been worth far, far more than their face value, having a denomination on each coin assures its official "legal tender" status. In addition, AU .999 and the exact gold content is embossed on the face of each coin, so that it is easily recognized and can be bought, sold, and traded worldwide.
Pandas Soaring in Value:
As the price of gold has continued to rise, the value of each Panda gold coins has gone up dollar for dollar with its pure gold content. While no one can accurately project the future value of any coin collection, we feel strongly that the Panda gold coin series has an outstanding opportunity to enjoy rising premium values in the future, as they have in the past.
The biggest single problem in acquiring a collection of Pandas is to find any of the past dates. Seldom will one of our clients part with even a single Panda gold coin issued in prior years. For that reason, we always highly recommend that members of the Austin Coin Collecting Society lock-in Pandas when they are first released. There is absolutely no guarantee from the China Mint on the future availability- and that's especially a problem in a rising gold market.
Minimum Purchase Orders:
The minimum domestic order is $1,000 and the minimum international order is 15 ounces of gold, plus shipping charges.
All domestic orders of 10 or more ounces of gold will receive FREE Shipping & Handling (via U.S. insured mail or common carrier). If your domestic order is less than 10 ounces of gold, your price will include a slightly higher premium and shipping charges will apply. Any questions, just contact us.
Although the premium charged on Pandas by the Chinese Mint is higher than that charged for a Krugerrand or most other gold bullion coins, it does not appear to deter coin collectors or investors. Gold Pandas were extremely successful when they were first introduced, we have heard reports of the 1982 coins selling at over $3,000 U.S.; this Panda mania continued until about 1988, since then issue quantities have dropped and many dates are not easy to find. Premiums on Gold Pandas can vary from day to day, so contact us for firm quote.
2008 Chinese Panda Gold (1-oz) Coin
sells for spot gold ask price + 6.0% premium.
Please order any and all sizes of the 2008 Pandas while they are still available. Start your collection by contacting us today!
Silver Trading Company
6658 Youree Dr., Suite 180
Shreveport, LA 71105, USA
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We have shown three of our own images so that you can compare.
We have a very low opinion of other dealers who steal our images, and use them to compete with us. It is dishonest. We could sue these people, possibly for thousands of dollars, but it costs time and money, and even though we would win and be awarded costs, we might not be able to recover the costs if the copyright thieves turned out to be impecunious or insolvent. That's why we have decided to give these crooks some free advertising our our website, something which we do not normally provide even for payment.
If you were thinking of trading buying or selling gold coins or bars with J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd., you now know they are lazy and dishonest enough to steal images. Ask yourself whether this is a dealer you can trust, and would be happy to do business with.
Other Web Sites
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Silver Trading Company silvertrading.net Gold Bars Page
Reverse of 2004 Chinese Gold Panda
Reverse of 2006 Chinese Gold Panda
Reverse of 2007 Chinese Gold Panda