Silver Chinese Panda coins are offered by the Chinese Mint each year with a new reverse design. In a curious twist unique only to the Chinese Panda Series, the coin sides are referred to differently on the silver and gold versions. The Panda design is referred to as the reverse of silver coins, while the Panda design is considered the obverse of the gold coin. Right now, 2018 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 30th year of issue for Silver Chinese Panda coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce, or .9645 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of ¥10 (Yuan) backed by the government of the People’s Republic of China.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimen.
- Reverse includes the special 2018 design for the Silver Panda.
- Obverse features the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests.
Each 2018 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda Coin issued in this listing is a near-perfect specimen. The NGC certified these coins as Mint State 69 because each one exhibits its full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to minuscule hairlines or contact marks found only outside of the primary focal areas of the coin’s surface.
The Early Release designation is reserved for coins that arrive at the NGC within a given timeframe for certification. In this case, the coins must arrive at the NGC within the first 30 days of the 2018 release date the Chinese Mint has set for the Silver Chinese Panda coins struck this year.
All Silver Chinese Panda coins have had the same obverse design since the 1983 debut of the series. It is the ever-changing reverse that makes these coins a true must-have product. The Chinese Mint has used a different design every year since 1983, with the exception of 2002 when the design from 2001 was repeated.
The obverse of the 2018 Silver Chinese Panda Coin includes the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. Completed in 1420, the hall is the primary religious structure in the greater complex at the Temple of Heaven site in the south-central neighborhoods of Beijing.
On the reverse of the 2018 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda Coin is the image of a Giant Panda. This species of bear is endemic to China’s south-central highlands and lives on a diet that consists largely of bamboo. Because the bamboo the panda eats is so low in nutritious value, pandas spend up to 16 hours a day eating to meet their dietary needs.
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