Panda bears are well loved animals and have captured the imagination of the people in China where they come from, but also all around the world. The WWF even decided to adopt the panda as its logo when it was created in 1961! People collect pandas on merchandise, in all shapes and forms and it was quite natural that the panda ended up on a coin.
The panda series was first released in 1982 by the Bank of China in cooperation with the China Gold Coin Incorporation and the silver coin was first minted in 1983. Since then, every year, a different design is depicted on the reverse of the coin.
2023 shows two young pandas in their natural habitat, amongst bamboo trees. The designer responsible for this lovely image, Tong Fang, has given the illustration the title “accompanying love”. The brother and sister who were having fun and playing in the snow in 2022 are now all grown up and can survive without their mother. They are capable of finding food on their own but nevertheless do not forget to help each other out. Here, the brother stretches out his paw towards his sister who is climbing up the tree.
The obverse side of the 30g China Panda Silver Coin depicts Beijing’s awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven, encircled by lettering that translates to “People’s Republic of China” and the year of mintage “2023”. Beijing's Temple of Heaven was used by the Ming and Qing dynasties emperors to pray for a good harvest.
Contrary to most major western economies, China never used gold but rather silver as the primary anchor for its monetary system. The monetary system based on silver served the country for several centuries, but the onset of the Great Depression in conjunction with the rise of communism in the 1930s led the authorities to abandon it in favor of a pure paper standard.
Each coin weighs 30g (.9645 troy ounce), is 999.0 Fine Silver and has a face value of 10 Yuan. 2023 is the 40th anniversary of the Chinese Silver Panda and this coin will be a fantastic addition to your collection. What a better way to celebrate this amazing animal than purchase the 30g Silver coin 2023 today on Coininvest!
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