2013 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)

2013 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)

Chinese Pandas are one of the world’s only bullion coins to change designs each year! The highly collectible Silver Panda series of coins began in 1983. The 2013 1 oz Silver Chinese Panda issue features three pandas drinking from a stream.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • In original mint capsule as issued by the mint.
  • 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 and the year 2013.
  • Reverse: Features a trio of pandas drinking at the local watering hole.
  • Guaranteed by the People's Bank of China.

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

The Chinese Panda series is popular around the world for its unique designs and quality minting. Add this 2013 1 oz Silver Panda to your cart today!

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 2013 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)
2013 China 1 oz Silver Panda BU (In Capsule)
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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

Nice coins

By  Mike c

from Iowa

5.0

Thanks apmex

Pros

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

Fantastic Coin

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. This 2013 was no exception. 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

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

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Great coin!

By  Alex

from Canada

5.0

Perfect coin! Good price!

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Lovely Panda

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

5.0

I purchased this Panda because of its exquisite design which changes each year, making it even more collectible. A great addition to any coin collection! Warning...you need to purchase Chinese Pandas from reputable dealers only...lots of fakes out there.

Pros

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

Awesome coins

By  Ryan

from NJ

5.0

2nd panda I've bought from apmex. Will get more,

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

Pandamania

By  Casual Stacker

from NC

5.0

Unbelievably Beautiful 1 ounce Silver Coin to match my earlier purchase of a rare, low mintage Gold Panda coin.

Pros

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

Great Coin to Hold

By  Jerry

from APO, AP

5.0

I bought this product hoping for appreciation in the future. The coin was beautiful and wonderfully packed. Nothing wrong with this coin!

Pros

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

Amazing coin!

By  Andrew

from Florida

5.0

The design of this coin is beautiful! The three pandas are very well done with great detail! The coin's detail overall is just amazing!

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Good coin with decent resale value.

By  Alexander

from Dallas, TX

4.0

Good coin with great detail. Coins gather value from year to year with some larger premiums. Only deterrant is the air tite capsule allows the coin too much room and slide which can scratch the coin inside.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Loose Air Tite Capsule

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