If you’ve been reading our print catalogs and following us online, you’ve no doubt seen many of our various Panda-themed offerings. If you’ve been wondering what all fuss is about and would like to get in on the worldwide coin-collecting phenomenon known as the Panda Explosion, then this is the set for you!
We’ve assembled six different coins from China’s immensely popular Panda Series for you to enjoy – all in flawless Proof or Uncirculated Mint condition. Struck from 2014 to 2019, the coins in this set represent firsts, lasts and special anniversary issues. And to help you get up to speed in the exciting world of Panda coin collecting, we’re also including Peter Anthony’s book Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide. But let’s get back to the set:
Your journey stars with a 2014 one-ounce Silver Smithsonian® Panda Proof, the first of a series honoring the iconic animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. It has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended.
Next comes a 2015 China Silver Panda – one of the last China Silver Pandas struck with a one-ounce weight. It comes graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as being in perfect Uncirculated Mint State-70 (MS70) condition. In addition, PCGS certified this Silver Panda to be a First Strike (FS) coin, a designation that means it was received by PCGS or a PCGS-approved depository within the first 30 days of its release.
From 2016, you’ll receive a 2016 China Silver Panda struck in 30 grams of silver – the first to use the new standard weight for the series. This coin is also the first of its kind to be certified as having been struck at the Shanghai Mint. It comes graded by NGC in MS70 condition. NGC further certified it as an Early Releases (ER) coin, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue.
From 2017 we have the first-ever holographic 2017 Silver Moon Festival Panda, struck to celebrate China’s Moon Festival. It will come graded by NGC in PF70UC condition and encapsulated in an acrylic holder with a special black display core.
Next is a 30-Gram 2018 China Silver Panda, the 35th anniversary of the series. This coin has been graded by NGC as being in MS60 condition and further certified as a First Day of Issue (FDI) release, meaning it was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository by the release date or on the business day within 24 hours of the official release date. It will come encapsulated in an acrylic holder with a special red display core.
Lastly, a 30-Gram 2019 China Silver Panda certified as being struck at the Shenzhen Mint. It has also been graded by NGC as being in MS70 condition and further certified as being an FDI release. To top it off, it will come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder and encapsulated with an exclusive label hand-signed by Tong Fang, the designer of the coin’s one-year-only reverse.
Different weights, anniversaries, designations, finishes and more. It’s the perfect way to start your Panda collecting journey. Plus, each set will come beautifully houses in a wooden presentation box. Good luck and hurry up – this is an exclusive set featuring versions of these coins you won’t find anywhere else!