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An exceptional Silver Bullion coin from Far East Asia, with a unique yearly design.
The Chinese Silver Panda is an exceptional Silver Coin, mostly appreciated by investors and collectors. Minted in lower quantities compared to other silver bullion coins, it adds a collectible touch to your silver investment portfolio. Despite the coin’s rarity, it is a fantastic option for coin collectors and precious metals investors alike as its price is relatively modest.
This product is a selection of mixed years, based on our current stock availability.
Are you looking for a coin with a unique yearly changing design ? Buy Chinese silver panda coins today and start collecting each year of issue. Like the gold Australian Kangaroo, the silver panda is a great collectible silver coin to hold.
In 1987, the People’s Bank of China issued this silver coin coin in 92.5 % pure silver (Sterling Silver). Nowadays, the Chinese Silver Panda contains 99.9 % pure silver and has a reverse design that changes each year. Compared to other silver bullion, the Chinese panda has lower mintages (8 millions coins produced / year since 2012). However, number of issues for the former years (from 1989 to 2011) range between 50,000 to 500,000. Buy Chinese silver panda coins is a great way to hold silver bullion with unique design.
The Silver Chinese Panda is legal tender in the People’s Republic of China. It is distributed by the China Gold Coin Corporation (CGCC) in China, and Panda America in United States (since 1982).
As described, the Silver Chinese Panda has a design that change for each year of issue. For instance, the 2014 Silver Panda coin shows a sitting panda holding a branch, facing a row of bamboo trees. Its eye catching design and flawless quality has made this Chinese coin one of the finest and most desired silver coin in the world. Buy chinese silver panda coins is a great way to add unique silver coins to your collection.
The obverse depicts the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest Temple at its center. This monument is also known as Temple of Heaven in China. The Chinese characters ” 中华人民共和国 ” or ” Zhonghua Renmin Gonghegue ” (translated as People’s Republic of China) are located on top of the coin. The Year of issue is engraved at the bottom.
The reverse displays different pictures of a Panda, emblematic animal in China. The pictures of the Panda vary every year. The face value 10 Yuans is engraved in the reverse, as well as the coin weight and purity ” 1 OZ AG 999 “.
It exists minor variations of the coin design for certain years, such as the size of the date or the temple. In 2015, the Silver Panda (like the Gold Panda) no longer listed the metal fineness and the weight in the surface of the coin.
The first silver panda from 1983 to 1985 were issued in Proof quality. These silver coins contained 27 grams of 0.900 fine silver, for a diameter of 38.6 mm. These coins were only minted at 10,000 specimens per year. From 1989, the Silver Panda started to be minted as a uncirculated silver bullion coin. It was minted at around 50,000 to 250,000 specimens per year until 2000. From this last date, this chinese silver bullion coin became minted in larger quantities, from 500,000 to 8 millions mintages per year
Silver Panda have been produced in different mints around China, such as Shangai, Shenyang and Shenzhen. In comparison to other silver coins such as the Silver Eagles, they do not carry a mintmark to distinguish their provenance. However, some year had a slightly different design (such as the date and the temple picture) which allow to determinate the issuing mint. An example is the silver Panda from 1996. Each mint produced the coin with minor variations of the font size and the date on the obverse.
From 2001 to 2002, the reverse design of the Silver Panda did not change. In addition, no coins were minted in 1986 and 1988.
The Chinese Silver Panda is minted in different sizes and denominations, ranging from 0.5 troy ounce to 1 kilogram. Sizes include 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 5 oz, 12 oz and 1 kg. The 1 kilogram Silver Panda coin has a face value of 300 Yuan
Investors will enjoy buying silver coins instead of bars to create a custom collection. In fact, a lot of silver coins features a unique reverse design for each year of issue. This is the case for coins like the Australian kangaroo, the Kookaburra or the Chinese Panda. You will enjoy to hunt for each minting year to create a complete set. In summary, buy silver coins like the 1 oz silver Kangaroo add enjoyment and collectability to silver bullion investment.
In most cases, choosing between silver coins or bars will be a matter of preferences. It will depend on your investment goals and motives. When it comes to silver investment, the premium on coins is usually higher compared to bars. However, most of the silver bullion coins are nowadays cheaper, because they are in high demand and have become mass produced. As a result, silver coins are easier to trade than bars, because of their high market liquidity. These aspects make silver bullion coins a good investment choice.
Finally, some silver coins will have additional tax additional benefits. To illustrate, silver Britannia will be a good investment choice for british investors because of its exemption of Capital Gain Tax (CGT). This is due to the legal tender status of the coin in UK. Similarly, Silver Eagle can be used in IRA plans for US citizens.