The reverse of the 2020 Chinese Silver Panda coin features a new design by the artist Song Lina. It depicts an adorable young panda cub munching on some bamboo. The weight, purity and face value are all shown on the reverse.
The obverse side of each coin depicts the familiar Chinese Temple of Heaven along with the inscription for People’s Republic of China spelled out in Chinese characters as well as the year of the coin.
|Precious Metal Content||(Troy oz)||0.9645|
|Monetary Denomination||(RMB)||10 Yuan|
The Silver Pandas were first minted in 1983. The first 3 years of mintage were in proof quality condition, and had a limited mintage of 10,000 pieces for each year. No Silver Pandas were struck in 1986, but they have been minted every year since then. Each year, the design of the panda changes making them highly collectible. The only year they didn’t change designs was 2002, which used the same design as 2001.
The People’s Republic of China issues and guarantees the quality of each Silver Panda coin. Silver Panda coins are minted from several mints each year. Those mints include but are not limited to Shenzhen, Shanghai and Shenyang. Unlike the U.S. Mint, these Chinese Mints do not incorporate mintmarks to distinguish the difference between each mint. Instead, these mints are known for having minor differences in the design of the coin such as font size, bamboo length and designs of the temple in certain year’s mintages. With the annual change in design, and unique mint variations, the price of silver panda’s as appreciated over time making them highly sought after by collectors and investors.