2017 China 30 gram Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)

2017 China 30 gram Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)
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As low as $7.99 per coin over spot!
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.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 30 grams (.9645 oz) of .999 fine Silver.
  • Individual coins are in a capsule. Multiples of 15 coins now come in plastic holders containing 15 coins. Multiples of 450 coins will come in a monster box.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing encircled by the phrase "People's Republic of China" in Chinese completed with the year of issue, 2017.
  • Reverse: Features a single panda resting on with a branch of bamboo.
  • Sovereign coin, with a face value of 10 yuan, backed by the Chinese government.

Secure your Silver Panda by adding an attractive display box to your order.

The 2017 Silver Panda is will be the second year with the new weight system for this popular series. Add the 2017 30 gram Silver Chinese Panda coin to your cart today!

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.

The Chinese Silver Panda is a stunning tribute to the beautiful architecture and precious wildlife the country is known for. The first Silver Pandas were minted from 1983 to 1985 and made of .900 fine Silver. After a few years of a varied production schedule with different purities, the coins were finally struck in .999 fine Silver in 1989. These Silver bullion coins are struck at various mints across China, including the Beijing Mint, the Shenzhen Mint, the Shanghai Mint and the Shenyang Mint.

In 2016, to better appeal to international investors and collectors, the sizes of the coins were changed from troy ounces to grams. Although not exact conversions, the new sizes are the closest metric equivalent to ounces. These sizes now include: 30 grams, 150 grams and 1 kilo. Previous years also included 1/2 oz and 12 oz coins.

The Chinese Silver Panda is among the few bullion coins to change its design annually, with one exception. In 2001, a freeze of the design was announced, so coins produced in 2001 and 2002 had identical designs. However, after customer protest, China reverted back to its original policy and in 2003 the coin had a new design. The reverse of the coin always features at least one panda usually in its natural habitat. Since its issuance, the obverse of the coin has featured the iconic Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

After construction began in 1406 under the order of the Yongle Emperor, the Temple of Heaven was completed in 1420. The temple was built so the emperor could pray and make sacrifices to Heaven for a rich and fruitful harvest. Just as the temple itself is beautiful, so too is its symbolism steeped in the rich tradition of ancient Chinese Heaven worship. The Temple of Heaven is divided into two sections by two walls that enclose the temple. The northern half is circular in shape to represent Heaven, while the southern end of the temple is rectangular, symbolizing Earth. The Hall of Prayer inside the temple has four inner, twelve middle and twelve outer pillars that represent the four seasons, twelve months and twelve traditional hours respectively. There are four main dragon-shaped support beams that represent the four seasons and twelve internal pillars that symbolize the lunar months. The dark blue roof tiles of the temple represent the heavens and the Seven-Star Stone Group is symbolic of the seven peaks of Taishan Mountain, a place of worship for the classical Chinese practice of Heaven worship. In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and was praised as “a masterpiece of architecture… [that] had a profound influence on architecture and planning in the Far East for many centuries.”
Customer Reviews of 2017 China 30 gram Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)
2017 China 30 gram Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)
4.9 Overall

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15 Pack 2017 Panda Really Shines

By  Itsalrightwitme

from Sunshine State

5.0

When the China Panda's were changed from a Troy ounce to 30 grams a lot of folks complained. It seemed to me like a buying opportunity because I thought they would be different. So whenever I had a few extra bucks this is where it went. The Panda design changes every year, leave the mint in proprietary holder, and now if you can swing 15 at a time you receive them in a plastic holder that frames these beauties. Then APMEX wraps them up and ships them in the thickest cardboard box that I have ever seen. All this aside the Panda seems to bring a much higher premium than other silver coins in similar sizes. Troy Ounce (31.3 gm) versus Pandas (30 gm) each.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

2017 silverbear

By  Khan

from Colorado

5.0

The 30 gram China silver panda has a nice design. I like coins with a changing yearly image. This adds to their collectability, for sure. Purchasing bullion on the year of its release is the way to go. It certainly makes it more affordable, and increases the odds of aquiring a more sought after item. The 2017 Panda seems to have a frosted or milky appearance. Also very giftworthy.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

2017 silver pandas

By  Silver fan

from Gilbert, Arizona

5.0

They are just beautiful!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

2017 silver pandas

By  Silver fans

from Gilbert, Arizona

5.0

Beautiful design

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Purchase of 2017 Silver Pandas

By  Tim

from Minnesota

4.0

I picked up a few 2017 Pandas to add a little collectibility to my silver purchases....The history of the panda in recent years shows that the trend is up for these past years, and I thought I would test that market.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

great coin

By  Yummy Honey

from youngstown Ohio

5.0

I am not a foreign coin person!! there is just something that draws me right to a new coin every year ! Just beautiful!!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful Panda

By  Holly Berry

from Green Bay, Wi.

5.0

What can I say, "the design is just BEAUTIFUL"!!! The Pandas gain in value tremendously year to year.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Excellent buy

By  Shortey

from Texas

5.0

Lovely design. Very collectible since designs change every year. Good history of price appreciation. Consistent quality.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

China hits a home run again

By  Mr. Mopar

from Chicago Il.

5.0

This years design is alittle plain, but how many things can they get that little panda to do.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Great product.

By  musicman67

from Seattle, WA

5.0

Nice coin. Well packaged and quick delivery.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

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