Press "Enter" to skip to content

China Changes 2016 Precious Metal Coin Designs After 2015 Failure

GoldSilverBitcoin – People’s Bank of China will release on October 28, 2015 the 2016 Panda coin set.

The coin’s pattern will show the Beijing Temple of Heaven, and feature the country name, reign. The reverse patterns will show a panda climbing a tree, published denomination, weight and fineness. This is different from the 2015 version, which left out weight and fineness, and troubled many precious metals dealers due to this lack of detail.

“I won’t sell it,” one wholesaler told me, who chose to remain anonymous. “Without the date, fineness, and all the details you normally get on not only a government issued coin, but also a private coin, I wouldn’t trust it.” Chinese Pandas are already known as one of the more counterfeited coins on the market.

“The potential for counterfeiting isn’t so much a worry, as most counterfeits are easy to detect,” the wholesaler – who does nearly $1 billion a year in sales – told me. “It’s just an unprofessional coin, and if anything, to encourage buying in light of the Bank’s oversight, the premiums should be lower on 2015 Pandas than other government regulated coinage.”

The Chinese Silver Panda is among the most desired silver bullion coins on the market, thus giving it semi-numismatic silver coin status.

The Chinese Gold Panda was the first Chinese minted bullion, and it was minted as a gold coin in 1982. The 1 oz Chinese Silver Panda was first minted in 1983. Among the first bullion coins issued by the state of China, the 1 oz Chinese Silver Pandas are surely a piece of history. The infamous panda bear design on the silver coin’s reverse side has changed each year save for 2001 and 2001. The 1 oz Chinese Silver Panda‘s obverse shows an outdoor scene of The Hall of Prayer at the Beijing Temple of Heaven.

The Silver Chinese Panda reverse design changes from year-to-year, and features a variety of action poses of the giant panda such as eating bamboo and climbing trees. These images of the giant panda’s charm are depicted with an artist’s clarity on these coins, making theSilver Panda among the most-collected semi-numismatic silver coin.

The Silver Panda coins have aged beyond the quarter century mark and the last 28 years have seen Chinese Gold PandasChinese Platinum Pandas, and Chinese Palladium Pandas.

The Silver Panda has become the standard in precious metal coin series in modern day China. In 1983 the Gold Panda coin won the title of the World’s Best Gold Coin of the Year, the first international award for any Chinese modern commemorative coin.

The first Chinese Panda coins issued in 1983, 1984 and 1985 were minted solely as Silver proof coins, with a silver metal content of 27 grams of .900 fine silver and each with a diameter of 38.6 mm, mintages were only 10,000 for each of the three years. There were no Silver Pandas minted in 1986.

The 1987 Silver Panda was minted in proof quality from 1ozt. sterling (.925 fine) silver with a diameter of 40 mm. All modern Silver Pandas are composed of a full 1oz or 31 grams of .999 Silver. The coin is minted in both bullion and proof quality, each with a diameter of 39mm. In 1997, a colored Silver Panda was released by theChina Mint, as well as in 1998 and 1999 each of three coins had a mintage of merely 100,000 coins and came with a case and certificate.

In 2010, 800,000 silver bullion Panda coins were released – the most released in one year by the China Mint.  Silver proof panda coins are not released each year and do have low mintages as low as 8,000 to a mintage high of 31,000 coins.

Early Panda coins sell for astonishing premiums due to their rarity, but do buy from reputable dealers like Gold Silver Bitcoin for there are fakes in large numbers of


  1. web hosting providers August 10, 2020

    I got this site from my friend who shared with me concerning this web page and
    now this time I am visiting this web page and reading
    very informative articles or reviews at this time.

  2. best web hosting company August 11, 2020

    We stumbled over here different web page and thought I
    should check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to checking out your web page again.

  3. best hosting August 14, 2020

    Very good blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There
    are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
    Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

  4. web hosting reviews August 14, 2020

    It’s actually a great and useful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you simply shared this useful
    info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kraig Yemchuk August 17, 2020

    I think you have remarked some very interesting details , appreciate it for the post.

  6. Zachariah Alvirez August 17, 2020

    You are my intake, I possess few web logs and occasionally run out from post :). “The soul that is within me no man can degrade.” by Frederick Douglas.

  7. cheap flights August 24, 2020

    I am curious to find out what blog system you’re using?
    I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest website and I’d like to find
    something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?
    cheap flights yynxznuh

  8. cheap flights August 25, 2020

    I constantly emailed this webpage post page to all my
    friends, for the reason that if like to read it afterward
    my contacts will too. cheap flights yynxznuh

  9. cheap flights August 26, 2020

    Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article.
    I wanted to write a little comment to support you.
    cheap flights y2yxvvfw

  10. cheap flights August 26, 2020

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but
    your sites really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later.

  11. cheap flights August 26, 2020

    Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in fact used to be a enjoyment account it.
    Look complicated to more brought agreeable from you!
    However, how could we keep up a correspondence?
    cheap flights 32hvAj4

  12. cheap flights August 27, 2020

    Its not my first time to visit this site, i am browsing
    this web page dailly and take pleasant data from here
    all the time.

  13. webhosting August 31, 2020

    Hello, I want to subscribe for this website to obtain most up-to-date updates, therefore where can i do it please

  14. best web hosting sites August 31, 2020

    I needed to thank you for this good read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.
    I have got you book marked to look at new stuff you post…

  15. web hosting sites September 5, 2020

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over
    that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably
    come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  16. website hosting services September 5, 2020

    Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and tested
    to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and
    she has 83 views. I know this is completely off
    topic but I had to share it with someone!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.
Precious Metals Data, Currency Data , Precious Metals Automated Product Pricing Powered by nFusion Solutions