2023 China 10 Yuan - 30g Silver Panda - BU (In Capsule)
- Country: People's Republic of China
- Period: People's Republic (1949-Date)
- Type: Non-Circulating Coin
- Years: 2023
- Mint: Central Mint of China (1920-Date)
- Denomination: 10 CNY
- Currency: Second Rénmínbì (1955-Date)
- Composition: .999 Silver
- Diameter: 40mm
- Weight: 30g
- Edge: Slanted Reed
- Mintage: 10,000,000
- Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated - BU
- Obverse: The Temple of Heaven with the country name above and the date below
- Reverse: Two pandas, the silver content at the top and denomination
- Commemorative Issue: Chinese Panda Series
In a land far away, a beloved creature inspired one of the most sought-after coins in the world: the Chinese Silver Panda. The story of the Silver Panda is one of innovation, adaptation, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
The origins of the Silver Panda can be traced back to 1982 when the Chinese Mint began producing Silver Pandas in commemoration of the country's beloved national symbol, the Giant Panda. From its inception, the Silver Panda was a unique coin. From 1983 to 1985, the coin was produced with less than an ounce of .900 fine silver, making it unlike most other bullion coins.
However, the Chinese Mint soon realized that they needed to meet the growing expectations of their customers, and in 1987, the weight and purity of the Silver Panda was adjusted. From then on, each Silver Panda weighed one troy ounce and consisted of .999 fine silver.
The Silver Panda quickly became a favorite among collectors and investors alike, with its intricate designs featuring the beloved panda. In 1989, the release of Silver Pandas with a brilliant uncirculated (BU) finish marked a new era for the coin. And the placement of a "P" on the obverse of proof Silver Pandas that same year only added to their prestige and value.
Over the years, the Chinese Mint has continued to innovate and adapt to the needs of their customers. In 2016, they made the decision to switch from troy ounces to grams, a move that would appeal to more international consumers. The one troy ounce Panda was replaced by the 30 gram Panda, maintaining the coin's unique and distinctive design. While some collectors were initially hesitant about the change, the 30 gram Panda has become just as beloved as its one troy ounce predecessor.
Through all these changes and updates, one thing remains constant: the Chinese Silver Panda continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of coin collectors around the world. Today, the Chinese Silver Panda remains one of the most popular coins in the world, thanks to its rich history, unique design, and commitment to excellence. It's a coin that embodies the spirit of adventure and the love for one of the world's most cherished animals, the Giant Panda.
*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers will vary*