This breathtaking 1 Oz Silver coin is the new release in the “Space Blue Edition” series, dedicated to some of the most famous world coins. The Space Blue ennoblement creates a transparent surface, which allows to keep all of the details and the mirror surface undisturbed. That kind of innovative technique creates a noble and metallic character on the surface.
THE HISTORY OF SILVER PANDA COINS IN CHINA
For the first three years of production, Silver Pandas were struck in proof editions, with mintage strictly limited to 10,000 each year. Silver Pandas have been struck on an annual basis since the beginning, except for 1986. The People’s Republic of China guarantees the quality of each Silver Panda coin. Until 1989, all coins in the series were struck in Shanghai. Today, however, China has multiple national mint locations, and each year, Silver Pandas are struck at four of them. These locations include Shenyang, Shenzhen, Beijing and the original Shanghai location. However, unlike the coins of many other countries, Chinese Mints do not use mintmarks. Therefore buyers must use subtle variations in design and text size on the coins to determine the mint of origin. Decoding these minor design details is very popular among coin collectors and currency historians. Early designs in the series were simplistic, with the pandas depicted in simple outlines and relief. More recent strikings have allowed for more intricate detailing and more detailed backgrounds..
- Obverse: Depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing encircled by the phrase "People's Republic of
- Reverse: Features an adorable scene of a mother panda holding her baby cub as they look at each other with sweet embrace.
This coin is no longer legal tender because it is an adapted/altered version of an original “legal tender”, enhanced by a private Mint, which is not related in any way to an original Mint.