2015 Silver 1 oz China Panda (5 Coins)
China first introduced the Silver Panda coin series in 1983. Each year since, a new design variation of the Panda has been released. This 2017 is a beautiful example of the unique designs, which have made the series very popular among collectors and investors alike.
The obverse displays an inset image of the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Beijing Temple of Heaven. Inscriptions include, “People’s Republic of China” in Chinese, encircling the top rim. The release year is at the bottom.
The 1 oz coin has a nominal face value of 10 yuan, and has a silver purity of .999. Each coin is 40 millimeters in diameter, and a weight of 31.1 grams.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse: The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (The Temple of Heaven) of Beijing is depicted. Inscriptions include the Chinese characters for “People’s Republic of China” and the year.
- Reverse: Features a very comfortably seated Panda, leaning to one side eating bamboo shoots with a wall of bamboo plants in the background. The face value of 10 Yen is also shown.
- Guaranteed by the People’s Bank of China.
The Silver Pandas were first minted in 1983. The first 3 years of mintage were in proof quality condition, and had a limited mintage of 10,000 pieces for each year. No Silver Pandas were struck in 1986, but they have been minted every year since. Each year, the design of the panda changes, making them highly collectible. The only year they didn’t change design was 2002, which used the same design as 2001.
The popularity of the China Panda series has grown exponentially over the years. The panda in Chinese culture is recognized as a symbol of peace and friendship. The Silver Panda’s relatively low mintage has not kept pace with the worldwide demand, which is of great interest to collectors. What’s not to love about a bullion series dedicated to one of the most adored animals in the world?