Among the silver bullion coins available today, the Silver Chinese Panda is one of the top choices of investors. Available since 1983, it is one of the oldest silver bullion offerings in the world, and together with its gold counterpart is one in a series of Chinese Panda bullion coins that are the third-oldest option behind only the Gold Krugerrand and Gold Maple Leaf. Today, 2018 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed inside a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 30th year of release for the Silver Panda coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of 30 Grams, or .9645 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of ¥10 (Yuan) is fully backed by the People’s Republic of China government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimen.
- Obverse features the image of the Temple of Heaven complex.
- Reverse bears the image of a Panda Bear gazing at its next meal of bamboo.
Certified silver coins are judged by the NGC, or PCGS, for the condition of the design elements and surface areas on the coin. Official grading of coins began in the 1950s, but the system as it is known today didn’t take shape until the 1980s. All coins are graded on a scale from 1 to 70 known as the Sheldon Scale after the man who created the levels of certification.
The 2018 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda Coins in this listing are certified as Mint State 70 coins by the NGC, and are known as perfect specimens. Coins in MS70 condition show full, original mint luster and lack all signs of detracting flaws. The Early Release designation identifies each one as a coin received for certification by the NGC within the first 30 days of the 2018 release date for the Silver Panda set by the Chinese Mint.
On the reverse of the 2018 30 Gram Silver Chinese Panda Coin is the latest design of the panda to features on the coins. This year’s design focuses close in on the face of the panda as it gazes at a bamboo shoot. Up to 99% of the diet of the panda comes from plant sources, with bamboo serving as the primary choice. Bamboo is actually quite low in nutritional value, forcing the panda to consume upwards of 20kg of bamboo a day to meet its needs.
The obverse of Silver Chinese Panda Coins includes the image of the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. This building is the primary structure in the Temple of Heaven complex. The religious site was constructed in the 15th century and was used by emperors and average Chinese citizens alike to pray and gather.
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