A medal being issued for the 2014 Macau Numismatic Society annual
expo was designed by an award-winning artist from the Shanghai Mint
Co. Ltd., and produced by that mint.
Yu Min, the designer of the 1983 Panda coin (which was awarded the
Silver Coin of the Year award in 1985), designed the medal. The medal
is the first numismatic show medal produced by the Shanghai Mint in
nearly 20 years, according to show organizers.
The artist has designed more Chinese panda coins than all other
designers combined, the organizers said.
The obverse of the medal shows race cars from the Macau grand prix
with the Macau landmark, the Ruins of St. Paul. An image representing
the Year of the Horse appears on the grill of the first race car. A
bilingual (Chinese/English) inscription gives the show name and dates.
The reverse of the medal features two pandas sitting on large,
coin-like discs, against a bamboo background, with the Macau
Numismatic Society logo also included. Various inscriptions appear in
Chinese or English.
A total of 10 two-ounce, .9999 fine gold medals are being issued,
with 1,000 two-ounce .9999 fine silver medals being made.
Serial No. 1 gold and silver medals will be auctioned during the
Champion Hong Kong Auction’s Nov. 30 auction, with all proceeds
benefiting the Macau Numismatic Society.
To learn more about the medals, contact the auction house through