The latest Silver Chinese Panda coin from the Chinese Mint has an interesting change that has raised eyebrows. Weighed in the popular Troy ounces since it was introduced in 1983, the 2016 Silver Chinese Panda and its gold variant now feature weights measured in grams instead. Right now, the 2016 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda coin is available from Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of 30 Grams, or .9645 troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of ¥30 (Yuan) by the Chinese government.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated an Early Release coin by the NGC.
- All-new Panda design on the obverse.
Like all other coins on the market today, Silver Chinese Panda coins have traditionally been minted with weights marked in Troy ounces. The popular measurement has been used in Europe for centuries, as well as in North America. In order to bring the coin in line with China’s metric system, the Chinese Mint has changed measurements to grams, making it the first major bullion coin in the world to do so.
Each of the 2016 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda coins in this product listing has a perfect grade from the NGC. Coins with Mint State 70 grades exhibit full, original mint luster and lack any detracting flaws such as blemishes, hairlines, contact marks, or other detractions.
In order to earn the Early Designation label, these Silver Chinese Panda coins had to meet shipping requirements. These coins had to arrive at the NGC or an approved depository within the first 30 days of the release date set by the Chinese Mint itself.
The obverse face of the Silver Chinese Panda features the newest panda design, which depicts a panda bear crawling along a tree trunk that has fallen to the ground. Silver Chinese Panda coins are popular, in part, because of their changing designs each year.
On the reverse is the image of the Temple of Heaven, depicted from the entry stairs looking up at the structure of the building. Engravings on this side include the “People’s Republic of China,” engraved in Mandarin, and the year of issue on the coin.
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