Chinese Silver Panda – Quick Fact Sheet

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Rear/Reverse

Chinese Silver Pandas are the official silver coin for the People’s Republic of China. People within China and around the world trust Chinese Silver Pandas as a source for financial stability and growth.

Learn some quick facts, investment insights and some brief history of these versatile Chinese silver coins by reading more.

Chinese Silver Panda - Quick Facts and Brief History

Type Bullion (Investment), proof (Numismatic/Collectors’)(1983 thru 1985)
Mintage Bullion coins since 1989, numismatic coins since 1983 by the China Gold Coin Corporation and the People’s Republic of China
Weights / Denominations 1 Troy Ounce of 99.9% fine silver (other weights produced but not widely available outside China)
Front Design Changing each year, the obverse side of Chinese Silver Pandas features a portrait of some of China’s most recognized animal and plant life, the panda bear and bamboo plant.
Rear Design The reverse side of Chinese silver coins features an etching of the majestic Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Built in the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty, the temple was constructed to serve as a place of worship for China’s royalty and elite.
Brief History Chinese Silver Pandas’ brief history has a rocky start. Up until 1989, the Chinese Silver Panda was only minted in Shanghai, but as their popularity grew, production was expanded. By the end of the 1990s, the Chinese Silver Panda was minted in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Shenyang. Through the first decade of the new century, production of the signature Chinese silver coins has grown to meet increased demand. In 2006, a large number of counterfeit Chinese Silver Pandas appeared on the market. To tell if one is a counterfeit, look for the denomination on the coin: a counterfeit will not typically bear a denomination.
Why buy?

Chinese silver coins represent a great way to save for retirement and emergencies. Investors across China and the world place a lot of confidence in these silver coins for their beauty and purity. Investors can easily buy Chinese Silver Pandas individually or in bulk at a discount.

Collectors too can find various proof and commemorative Chinese silver coins for sale.

Silver Bullion Content Silver Bullion Content – 31.10 grams (1 troy ounce) of .999 fine silver
Other Specifications

1 troy ounce Chinese Silver Pandas

  • Diameter = 40 mm (1.57 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 1.003 troy ounces (31.22 grams)
  • Silver (Fine) Weight = 1 troy ounce (31.10 grams)
  • Face Value = 10 Yuan

Learn more about Chinese silver coins along with other precious metals investment options and how to manage your gold and silver bullion investments by reading more of the Buying Guide. If you have any questions or would like to buy Chinese Silver Pandas for your portfolio, check Provident Metals for current prices.

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