The Chinese Silver Panda is unique among the sovereign silver coins of the world. While many other sovereign coins feature the same obverse and reverse images year in and year out, the Chinese Silver Panda coin does not. Today, you can purchase a 2015 Chinese Silver Panda from JM Bullion, complete with an all-new design and coveted Early Release Blue Label.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Minted in China at the Chinese Mint.
- Given a perfect MS70 grade by the NGC.
- Part of the Early Release series.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab with a special blue label.
Each coin available today from JM Bullion is struck in .999 pure silver and has been given the highest grade possible by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, MS70. A Mint State 70 grade is reserved for coins which are considered perfectly struck. These Chinese Silver Panda coins are individually packaged with an NGC Blue Label as part of the Early Release series from the mint.
Coins issued during the Early Release series are always in high demand because the coins are in perfect condition.The Early Release labels designate that the coins were received by NGC within the first 30 days of the coins release. The Blue Label in the packaging identifies these coins as part of the Early Release series and bears the name, face value, and grade of the coin.
Chinese Silver Panda coins are not unique for their rotating imagery alone. The history of the coin itself is rare among sovereign silver coins. The program actually began with only proof coins in production. Original Chinese Silver Pandas were struck and released between 1983 and 1985 with limited mintages of just 10,000 annually. In 1986, the series was put on hiatus, with production resuming in 1987.
On the obverse side of the Silver Panda coin is the image of the Temple of Heaven. Located in central Beijing, the Temple appears on the obverse side of the coin every year. The reverse side bears this years image of a panda. The bear is featured sitting in front of a backdrop of bamboo and chewing on leaves.
Chinese Silver Panda coins are struck for the Peoples Bank of China at several different mints throughout the country. The coins bear no mint marks, so its impossible to determine which facilities contribute to production.
If you have questions about the Chinese Silver Panda, we encourage you to contact a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508, or contact us online via web chat or email.