Silver Chinese Panda coins have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, with the coin’s gaining greater notoriety as the explosion of precious metal bullion coins has taken place. One of the longest running silver bullion coin programs in the world, the Silver Chinese Panda is now available with new weight markings that set it apart in the industry. The 2016 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda is now available on Silver.com with a perfect certification.
- Features new weight in Grams.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Consists of 30 grams, or .9645 troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of ¥10 (Yuan) backed by the Chinese government.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designated a First Strike coin.
- Includes the latest Giant Panda design on the obverse.
Each 2016 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda coin in this product listing is available as a perfect specimen from the PCGS. Coins with an MS70 grade have full, original mint luster and bear no blemishes, contact marks, hairlines, or other detracting flaws.
As a First Strike coin, these products must meet certain criteria before being awarded that designation. Each coin must arrive at the PCGS depository, or an approved third-party depository, within the first 30 days of the release date set by the Chinese Mint.
Silver Chinese Panda coins originated as proof specimens in 1982, and were available through 1985 only in proof. The coins were not struck in 1986, and returned in 1987 with a proof and a new bullion ½ oz coin. Since 1988, the bullion version has been available annually with a new design on the obverse face.
This year’s panda design features one of the loveable creatures crawling along the trunk of a fallen tree. Engravings are simple and include the coin’s face value in Yuan.
On the reverse is the image of the Temple of Heaven, a religious site and community gathering place located in the center of Beijing. Engravings on this side include “People’s Republic of China” in Mandarin above the Temple’s image, and the year of issue below.
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