2019 China 30 gram Silver Panda BU
The Silver Panda is a treasured collectible for its yearly changing design. In 2016, this series changed to match the metric system. The 1 oz Silver Panda was replaced with this 30 gram Silver Panda, still containing .999 fine Silver.
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 then. 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 People’s Republic of China issues and guarantees the quality of each Silver Panda coin. Silver Panda coins are minted from several mints each year. Those mints include but are not limited to Shenzhen, Shanghai and Shenyang. Unlike the U.S. Mint, these Chinese Mints do not incorporate mintmarks to distinguish the difference between each mint. Instead, these mints are known for having minor differences in the design of the coin such as font size, bamboo length and designs of the temple in certain year’s mintages. With the annual change in design, and unique mint variations, the price of Silver Pandas has appreciated over time making them highly sought after by collectors and investors.
PANDA CHINESE SILVER COINS FOR INVESTMENT
Investors and collectors alike love the regal design of the Chinese Silver Panda coins, making them one of the most popular bullion coins in the world. Like the official coins of many other countries, this series features one of China’s most iconic native species: the giant panda. These coins have not always been a leader in the marketplace, but time has proven they are a worthwhile investment for many reasons. The first minting of Silver Pandas was in 1983. Each year, the obverse is struck with a new design, but the artwork always features a Chinese panda. Most often, the panda bear is shown in a natural setting surrounded by a bamboo forest.
30 GRAM CHINA SILVER PANDA COINS DESIGN
Because each year brings a unique design, Panda coins are exceptionally popular with collectors. On the reverse, the Taoist Temple of Heaven of Beijing is always depicted. The Temple is known as a sanctuary for Chinese royalty, a symbol of the country’s elite classes. The real temple was finished during the Ming Dynasty, with final touches added in 1420. The depiction on the coin has mostly been the same over the years, although some tweaks to the outline were made in 1987. It is interesting to note that the obverse Panda design did not change from 2001 to 2002, but that is the only exception. The China Gold Coin Corporation released this duplicated artwork, but collectors did not like this change to the series pattern. Because of public scrutiny, and an overwhelming preference for a new design each year, changing designs were reintroduced in 2003.
Compared to other bullion coins, 2019 Chinese Silver Pandas have a low mintage, creating limited supply for a much-desired investment.