Monday, March 4, 2013

Chinese Panda

 1oz 2013 Chinese Panda 

1oz 2012 Chinese Panda

 1oz 2011 Chinese Panda
1oz 2010 Chinese Panda

1oz 2009 Chinese Panda 
(30th Anniversary of Issuance of the Chinese Precious Metal Commemorative Coins)

1oz 2009 Chinese Panda

1oz 2008 Chinese Panda

1oz 2007 Chinese Panda

1oz Chinese Panda

The Chinese Silver Panda is a series of silver bullion coins issued by the People's Republic of China. The design of the panda is changed every year, and these are minted in different sizes and denominations, ranging from 0.5 troy oz. to 1 kilogram.

The first silver Panda coins—issued in 1983, 1984 and 1985—were Proof quality, with a precious metal content of 27 gm. of .900 fine silver, and a diameter of 38.6 mm.  No silver Pandas were issued in 1986. The 1987 silver Panda coins were minted in Proof quality from 1 troy oz. of sterling (.925 fine) silver, with a diameter of 40 mm. There are several mints that produced silver Panda coins over the years, including but not limited to: Shenzhen, ShanghaiShenyang. Unlike coins made by US mints that carry mintmarks to distinguish their origin, Chinese mints generally do not carry mintmarks. In certain years there are minor variations in the coin design—such as the size of the date, temple, etc.--that allow the originating mint to be determined. An example is 1996 where different mints produced coins with minor variation and s in the fontsize of the date on the obverse side of the coins.

1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver (999)
Face Value: YUAN 10
Diameter: 40.00 mm

Mintages (1 troy oz):
2007: 600,000
2008: 600,000
2009: 600,000
2009: 300,000 (30th Anniversary Edition)
2010: 800,000
2011: 6,000,000
2012: 8,000,000
2013: 8,000,000

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