2016 China 30 gram Silver Panda MS-70 PCGS (First Strike)

2016 China 30 gram Silver Panda MS-70 PCGS (First Strike)

These coins feature a yearly changing design. The popular Silver Panda series gains even more collectibility with the perfect MS-70 grade from PCGS, one of the top coin grading services.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 30 grams (.9645 oz) of .999 fine Silver.
  • PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 First Strike condition of the coin.
  • First Strike label ensures this coin was received by PCGS within the first 30 days of the coin's release.
  • 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.
  • Sovereign coin, with a face value of 10 yuan, backed by the Chinese government.

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The 2016 Silver Panda is sure to be an even greater collectible, being the first year of the new weight system for this popular series. Add the 2016 30 gram Silver Chinese Panda coin to your cart today!

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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 2016 China 30 gram Silver Panda MS-70 PCGS (First Strike)
2016 China 30 gram Silver Panda MS-70 PCGS (First Strike)
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I like to buy from APMEX because of the great prices and good quality coins.

By  silver lover

from Beaverton,OR

5.0

I bought over a thousand coins from you and I am very happy with the purchases. All my coins are worth more now than when I bought them. Also the customer service is amazing. I will be sure to buy from you in the future.

Pros

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

MS70 Panda

By  mstewa

from NC

5.0

Hope this coins gains quite a bit of value in the coming years.

Pros

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

MS70 - MS for "Milk Spots"?

By  DP

from Long Island, NY

2.0

Was disappointed with this order. Purchased 10 of these. 4 look good. The other 6 have visible milk spots. I am sure this happens but for such a new coin, this is disappointing.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Beautiful, Stricking

By  W. Bill

from N. D.

5.0

This is a very nice coin to have in ms-70 should increase in value as time goes on. Apmex does a fine job of packaging their products.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Like INVESTMENTS?? BUY THIS!!

By  Bob16

from Lakewood Ranch, FL

5.0

BUY!! BUY!! BUY!! What can be better than buying TOP QUALITY Pandas?!?! It's NOT going to get ANY EASIER folks!!

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

A Beautiful Collectible

By  SnackDaddy

from FL

5.0

Affordable collectible that I can share with my children. Offers an opportunity to talk about global topics.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

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