- Year Issue: 2014
- Country Origin: China
- Composition Type: Silver
- Grade Type: PF70
- Condition Type: Graded, Proof
- Mint Name: China Mint
- Dimensions: 40mm
Smithsonian Institution authorizes FIRST-EVER Perfect Panda Silver Proof
When the first giant pandas arrived in the United States from China in 1972, their new home became the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., part of the Smithsonian Institution®, the largest museum and research complex in the world. More than 40 years later, the National Zoo still houses giant pandas, an endangered species believed to number only about 1,600 in the wild. Today, its current giant pandas, Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and their new cub still charm over two million visitors every year.
Americans also love Silver Pandas!
The award-winning China Mint has issued one ounce Silver Pandas every year since 1983. They are among the world’s most popular one ounce silver—with over 30 million issued since 1983. But savvy buyers know that special issue Silver Pandas are far more limited. And there’s never been one like THIS before!
Spectacular World’s First
Now, to honor over four decades of Chinese giant pandas at the National Zoo, the China Mint and the Smithsonian Institution are releasing a first-ever special issue Panda Silver Proof exclusivelythrough GovMint.com. Struck in one full ounce of 99.9% pure proof silver-the finest silver available-each Smithsonian Panda Silver Proof features the National Zoo’s Mei Xiang and Tian Tian at rest within their habitat. But unlike previous Panda designs, the image is an actual life portrait of the pair! The obverse of this massive 40mm silver proof depicts the Great Wall of China alongside the iconic Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.It’s a world’s first!
New Baby Panda Makes Headlines
On August 23, 2013, Mei Xiang gave birth to a new giant panda cub. Mama and baby have already captivated millions through the National Zoo giant panda webcam online. And in keeping with Chinese tradition, the new cub will be named 100 days after her birth on December 1st, 2013, making this first-ever One-Ounce Silver Proof even more significant!
Strictly Limited Edition
The China Mint has been issuing hugely-popular China Silver Pandas for over 30 years. In fact, over 30 million have been issued during the last three decades. But this is the first time everthat the China Mint has struck a special issue Panda Silver Proof in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. And the mintage is strictly limited to only 500,000 for the entire world! And every one is ONLY available through GovMint.com.
Pure Silver Perfection
Immediately after receiving these One Ounce 2014 Panda Silver Proofs, we shipped them directly to one of the most respected third-party coin graders in the world, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The experts at NGC inspected each and every Proof and only those that proved to be flawless in every detail were awarded the top grade of Proof 70 (PF70) - an elite ranking reserved for only a small percentage of any mintage.
Sought After Worldwide
China has had a deeply rooted tradition of issuing Panda Proofs to honor important events. But this is the first time that a special issue proof has been struck in conjunction with a major American institution like the Smithsonian. As one-of-a-kind, first-year issues, special issue proofs are hard-to-find, highly sought-after and can command premium values - particularly when compared to the millions of One-Ounce Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Pandas!
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity!
These first-year Smithsonian Panda Silver Proofs are ONLY available through GovMint.com while our limited supplies last. Each will be accompanied by a serial-numbered government certificate of authenticity and the earliest orders will claim the coveted lowest serial numbers. As you might expect, our small supply of perfect 2014 Smithsonian Silver Panda Proofs is already creating quite a stir among Panda collectors and likely to sell out quickly. Don’t wait - act fast to secure yours now!
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- AMAZING PANDA COIN
This is an amazing coin; very beautiful. I also bought the corresponding 5 oz coin; again NGC PF70 Proof and I am glad I bought them. Planning to give 5 oz one as a gift to my Mom and Dad. Thanks GovMint.com to call me before it was available on website. Will buy more 1oz and 5 oz coins as and when I get chance