2012 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)

2012 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)

Silver Chinese Pandas are one of the world’s only bullion coins to change designs each year and the 2012 1 oz Silver Panda is no different. Each of these coins depicts a lovable panda portrayed in .999 fine Silver.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in an original mint capsule.
  • 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 closed off by the year of issue, 2012.
  • Reverse: Features a loving mother panda and her cub resting against a wall of bamboo trees.

Protect and display your Silver Panda in style by adding an attractive presentation box or jewelry box to your order.

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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 2012 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)
2012 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)
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Beyond exceptional!!!!!This is an absolutely beautiful masterpiece of aesthetically pleasing art!!!

By  REZA

from SOMERDALE, NJ

5.0

OMG THIS PIECE is beyond exceptional!!!!!This is an absolutely amazing & beautiful masterpiece of aesthetically pleasing art!!! I just cant stop taking it out of my pocket to look at it. APMEX did an awesome job in gettting to me too.

Pros

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

Favorite Silver Coin, Beautiful

By  DP

from Long Island, NY

5.0

Coin arrived sealed in great condition

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great Panda

By  Mike

from Utah

5.0

Let me just say that I have over two dozen different one ounce silver coins from around the world, from over a dozen different countries, and the pandas are easily my favorite of the bunch (with Britannia's being not far behind). They have never struck me as being particularly detailed, like some, but I'm always very pleased with their use of different finished. There are 2-3 different finishes used to bring out different design elements and they always seem to be spot on and well done. I also appreciate that this is the only series of the bunch with a diagonally-reeded edge; a unique detail that makes these stand out even more. This 2012 was no exception. My wife especially thought the baby panda on this was cute and well done. It arrived within 2 business days, packaged extremely well, and was received in a capsule in mint condition. Everything was exceptional. Looking forward to continuing my Panda collection.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Great coin

By  Howard

from Ohio

5.0

Great product, Fast shipping

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Great coin

By  Monkey

from Alaska

5.0

The best design that changes every year

Pros

  • Attractive Design

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from IL

5.0

I received my order of several of these coins today and was very pleased. My order was packed well and shipped extremely fast. The quality of the coins were beyond my expectations. I recommend this product and how the coins and my order were handled.

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from IL

5.0

I received my order of several of these coins today and was very pleased. My order was packed well and shipped extremely fast. The quality of the coins were beyond my expectations. I recommend this product and how the coins and my order were handled.

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from NV

5.0

I just bought my first panda coin and it won't be the last. Nice coin.

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from CA

5.0

Perhaps the prettiest coin I have in my collection so far! The kookaburra is a close contender and both are very lovely to turn and observe from different angles. I love the contrast in the mirror-like shine and the frosted portions of the Panda. I also like that it comes in it's own capsule (and a little plastic bag over that). Really enjoy this coin and believe it's definitely worth it even with the higher markup. Nice way to mix numismatics with bullion collecting.

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from CA

5.0

Great Panda! This coin is a blast to collect.

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