2016 China 2-Coin 30 gram Silver Panda Set Day/Night (Colored)

2016 China 2-Coin 30 gram Silver Panda Set Day/Night (Colored)

This stunning set offers a unique play on day and night. Each coin features an innovative color technique with a beautiful design.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1.929 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of only 500 sets.
  • 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, 2016.
  • Reverse: Features a single panda resting on a tree branch.
  • Colorization is done by a professional third party grading service.

This set offers new and innovative color techniques. Add this 2016 Day and Night Silver Panda set 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 2016 China 2-Coin 30 gram Silver Panda Set Day/Night (Colored)
2016 China 2-Coin 30 gram Silver Panda Set Day/Night (Colored)
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By  Mstewa

from Fl


My wife loves these two pandas. I may have paid a little bit much for it but my wife likes it and I only expect the value of these two coins to go up.


  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)


By  Martin

from Philadelphia, PA


I bought this set because I'm a fan of the Panda coins. I saw a similar set on another site but it was a little different. This other set had a disclaimer stating coloring is done by a third party in Germany. So since Apmex did not state this was colored by a thied party I thought it came from the mint colored. Also the other set has 2500 mintage. This description says 2500 mintage. However my coa says 500 mintage. All that said I am unsure what I have. They are beautiful coins like all Pandas but at 60 dollars a coin I would have bought rated 70 coins instead of this set had I known


  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

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