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Chinese Panda Silver Coins at Provident Metals

One of the more unique coin programs on the market is the Chinese Panda Silver Coin series. These coins are issued annually, come in various strikes, and have a history dating back to the early 1980s. Learn more about these Chinese Panda Silver Coins right here at Provident Metals.

Series History and Information

Chinese Panda Gold Coins made their debut in 1982. Silver Coins made their debut the following year. These Silver Coins were issued annually from 1983 to 1985. These coins were proof strikes and had a purity of .900 silver. After a year break in 1986, they returned in 1987. The series took another break in 1988 and has been released annually since 1989. For the 1987 issue, the Chinese Mint upgraded to 1 Troy oz of .999 silver for these coins.

The series underwent a major change in 2016 when they moved away from Troy oz in favor of grams. This move was to bring the bullion series in line with the nation’s use of the metric system. This meant that the standard 1 Troy oz coins would be converted to 30 Grams (0.9646 Troy oz). Also available are 150 Grams (4.8227 Troy oz) and 1 Kilogram (32.1507 Troy oz) options in silver, typically as a proof option.

The face value for each coin is as follows:

  • 30 Grams: 10 Yuan
  • 150 Grams: 50 Yuan
  • 1 Kilogram: 300 Yuan

Individual 30 Gram coins are available in plastic capsules. For larger orders, trays of 30 or Monster Boxes of 600 are available. 150 Gram coins will arrive in capsules, while 1 Kilogram coins will be delivered in presentation boxes.

Design of the Chinese Panda Silver Coin

The reverse of these coins features the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, located in the Temple of Heaven. This reverse design has been used since the inception of the silver series in 1983. The year of issue is inscribed at the bottom, while the top reads “The People’s Republic of China” in Chinese.

Similar to a lot of the Perth Mint’s releases, the obverse of these coins changes with every issue. While the obverse also shows an image of at least one panda, the overall design changes every year. The lone exception is the 2001 and 2002 issues which have the same design. Also featured on the reverse are inscriptions such as the face value, metal content, and purity.

Uniquely, the silver series shows a panda on the obverse, while the gold coin program shows a panda on the reverse.

Unique Strikes

As mentioned above, larger weights, such as the 150 Gram and 1 Kilogram options, are available as proof strikes. However, the Chinese Mint also issues other unique strikes. In 2024, the 30 Gram coin was released in multiple different strikes.

  • Colorized: A colorized lacquer is applied to the reverse giving the entire reverse field a colorful pop.
  • Gilded: A thin layer of 24-karat gold is applied to just the two pandas on the reverse giving them a gold appearance.

Acquiring Chinese Panda Silver Coins at Provident Metals

Don’t hesitate to contact the Provident Metals customer service team with any questions you may have about these Chinese Panda Silver Coins. Our team can be reached via email, through our online chat feature, or by calling us at 1-800-313-3315.