These coins feature a yearly changing design. The popular Silver Panda series gains even more collectibility with the perfect MS-70 First Strike grade from PCGS, one of the top coin grading services.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 First Strike condition of the coin.
- 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 2014.
- Reverse: Features a single playful panda playing with a branch.
- Guaranteed by the People's Bank of China.
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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.”
Invest in PCGS MS-70 FS Silver Panda Coins from APMEXWhether you are a collector or an investor, you can appreciate the value you acquire when you purchase PCGS MS-70 FS Silver Panda Coins from APMEX. Each of these coins contains .999 fine Silver. This high purity, combined with the perfect MS-70 rating from PCGS, adds to the value of these treasures. Additionally, these 1 oz Silver Pandas bear the First Strike designation, meaning PCGS received them within 30 days of their initial release. Add them to your portfolio or collection and enjoy these coins for years to come.
Enjoy Lasting Value from Silver PandasSilver Pandas will give you value now and well into the future. The strong plastic encapsulation ensures the coins remain in perfect condition. The quick journey these First Strike Silver Pandas took from minting to PCGS further ensures their quality. To protect your Pandas with more layers of security, you can purchase sturdy storage boxes from APMEX. When you take proper care of your coins, they are likely to maintain their value, or increase in value, as the years and decades pass.
These MS-70 Silver Pandas are a wise purchase, whether you choose to add them to your investment portfolio or safeguard them in your vault until you want to liquefy your assets. Regardless of why you choose to purchase these coins, you cannot go wrong with these treasures from the China Mint.
The Background of Silver Panda CoinsWhen you first receive your MS-70 Silver Pandas, you can admire their striking design. All Silver Pandas feature China's familiar animal on the obverse. Each year features a different panda design. For example, the 2015 design depicted a panda eating bamboo, and the 2014 design showed the animal with its paws resting gently on a branch. Some years feature a mother panda with her baby. The reverse of all Panda coins depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven, an ancient Taoist temple in Beijing constructed in the 15th century. Regardless of which years you purchase, you will find yourself delighted by the imagery on your coins.
Would you like to know more about the history of Silver Panda Coins? They were first produced in 1983, a year after China began producing Gold Pandas. At first, the Silver coins were available only as proofs, and they were only .900 fine Silver. They also weighed less than 1 oz. China skipped production on these Silver coins for a few years in the 1980s. However, in 1989, the coins that are so familiar today made their debut. Now, 1 oz Silver Pandas feature .999 fine Silver.
MS-70 Silver Pandas in their perfect condition make a high-value choice for numismatists seeking a high return on investment. The coins showcase the animal that is the pride of China, the panda, and they provide collectors and investors with a possession they can be proud to own. Complement your First Strike Silver Pandas with other Silver coins from China, such as flower-shaped coins or fan-shaped coins. APMEX has the distinctive coins you desire to grow your collection or portfolio.