Chinese Silver Panda Coins
Silver coin buyers and bullion collectors around the world love the Chinese Panda Silver Coins. Likely due to the innovative designs of the Chinese Silver Panda Coins which are on sale in the silver bullion market today. Investors, collectors, and even those who have never considered collecting precious metal coins in the past, find the striking image of these silver coins to be an attractive value. These silver coins are easily the most popular and celebrated series produced by the Shenzhen-Guobao Mint.
Why is the panda such a beloved animal and a national treasure in China? For starters, the colorization of the animal represents the yin and yang of the universe. They are thought to represent the harmony the world needs today and the Chinese Silver Pandas are often used to bring harmony to a coin collection or investment portfolio.
In nature, the panda is classified as an endangered animal. In the world of silver coins, it can sometimes be difficult to get your hands on authentic Chinese Silver Pandas. That's why bringing this iconic silver coin into your collection with its purity and design can be such a tempting proposition.
Please note: as of 2016 Chinese Silver Panda Coins are changing to metric sizing. This means the former 1 ounce Silver Panda Coins is now labeled as 30g (meaning it has 30 grams of .999 silver bullion). The 2015 issued coins in this silver coin series do not have weight or purity included with their design.
Shenzhen-Guobao Mint History - China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM)
The first version of the Chinese Silver Panda was minted in 1983 after the successful introduction of gold coins in a similar style. The initial coins were only available in a 1 ounce weight and contained a .900 purity with a proof finish. These coins did not receive a consistent mintage until 1989, when six standard weights were produced. From 1983-1989, some years did not see any coins created. In other years, the purity would be .925 instead of .900. Therefore it is important to note what year the silver coin was created when purchasing Chinese Silver Pandas.
It is also important to know whether the Shenzhen-Guobao Mint or the Shenyang Mint has created the Silver Pandas that you are purchasing. It is a disservice to simply tell investors and collectors that a “Chinese Mint” produced these stunning silver coins. There are distinctive differences between these two mints that can be noted on several designs.
One of the best examples of this is with the 2010 Chinese Silver Pandas that were produced. The fonts are typically a bit thicker with the Shenzhen-Guobao Mint, with the design itself given more of a softer look compared to the Shenyang Mint. Both are considered to be official coins.
The Design of the Chinese Panda Silver Coins
Each Chinese Silver Panda Coin features a guaranteed weight of .999 silver bullion according to the year of issuance. The silver bullion coin itself is named after the design which is featured on the reverse of the silver coin, although the design changes from year to year. The panda is a prominent feature of the design, but each year shows the panda involved in a different activity. Each silver coin is stamped with its face value on the reverse of the silver coin as well, but this appears in different locations as the design changes. Many look to include at least one Silver Pand Coin from each new year into their collection.
The obverse of these silver coins feature the Temple of Heaven and the country's official name. The artistry that is featured in each design makes it no surprise as to why so many collectors and investors look to the Chinese Silver Panda as a top priority for their collection.
The 1 ounce size of the Chinese Silver Panda is the most popular to collect, but some sizes and variations have limited mintage. In 2012, for example, the 5 ounce Silver Panda was given a limited mintage of 50,000. For the 30th Anniversary design of this coin, only 30,000 silver coins were issued.
Only purchase China Silver Panda Coins from Authentic Silver Bullion Coin Dealers
If you're shopping online for a Chinese Silver Panda, you'll find many stories which talk about how various auction websites or unknown dealers sold counterfeit Silver Panda Coins. It is important to always purchase a highly collectible silver coin such as this from reputable organizations to ensure you're receiving the genuine bullion product with the silver bullion content and quality you deserve.
The panda is one of the most rare wild animals in the world today, but it is also one of the most known and loved animals, which is just one reason why the Chinese Silver Panda is such a sought after coin. Celebrate the harmony this beautiful animal represents with our wide selection of authentic silver coins from this series by finding the right item to add to your silver bullion and silver coin collection today.