The Silver Chinese Panda is one of the most popular bullion products in the world today. Introduced in 1983, the coin originally featured only a proof version. After a brief hiatus, the coins were made available in both proof and bullion versions. By 2003, the Chinese Mint celebrated the 30th anniversary of the coin. Today, a 2013 3 oz 30th Anniversary Silver Chinese Panda Bar is available on Silver.com.
- Only 3,000 bars were struck!
- Celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Silver Chinese Panda!
- Features the obverse image of the popular coin.
- Ships to you in plastic to protect the bar’s condition.
- Consists of three Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- All-new product on Silver.com.
- Produced by the Chinese Mint.
Silver Chinese Panda coins debuted in 1983 at a time when the world had only two bullion coins available for purchase, and both were gold bullion coins. The Gold Krugerrand from South Africa and the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf dominated the market, but the Silver Chinese Panda was about to capture the imagination.
These coins were minted from 1983 to 1985 in proof only. Silver Chinese Panda coins were not struck in 1986, returned in 1987 in bullion and proof, and since 1988 the 1 oz. version has been struck on an annual basis. A new panda design has featured on the obverse every year, with the exception of 2001 and 2002 when the same design was used.
For the 30th anniversay of the coin in 2013, the Chinese Mint produced a coin-bar combo that featured the 2013 Silver Chinese Panda coin in a 1 oz. variety, and a new design for the bar that was used exclusively on its obverse. The two designs blended together seamlessly in a horizontal bar design.
The reverse side of the 2013 3 oz 30th Anniversary Silver Chinese Panda Bar was the image of the coin’s reverse, the Temple of Heaven. Along with that design was the image of the letters “30” with pandas playing within the numbers.
These 2013 3 oz 30th Anniversary Silver Chinese Panda Bars were struck by the Chinese Mint. The Chinese Mint does not place mint marks on any of its products, making it difficult to determine the origin of Panda coins and bars.
Please direct any questions you have about these bars to the associates at Silver.com. Our team members are available on the phone at 888-989-7223, connect with us online using our live web chat, and email address.