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.
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.
- Mint: China Gold Coin Corporation and the People's Republic of China
- Type: Bullion (Investment), proof (Numismatic/Collectors')(1983 thru 1985)
- Mintage: Minted annually since 1989
- Silver Content: 0.999 fine silver
- Diameter: 40mm in diameter (3 in.)
- Weight: 30 grams
- Face Value: 10 Yuan
- Coin Highlights:
- Minted annually with new design
- Manufactured with metric weights
- Guaranteed by the Chinese Government
- Contains 99.9% pure silver
- The Panda is a highly endangered mammal in Asia due to hunting and habitat loss
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.