People love pandas. Every time a panda in a zoo gives birth, the adorable baby immediately becomes a star on television, newspapers, youtube, etc [To see what we mean , view the Video Below]. And the same has happened each year since 1982, when China announces the birth of a new Panda coin. Panda coins not only feature what is unquestionably considered the world’s cutest animal, but is an animal that has become the symbol of endangered species.
A limited number of 2014 Panda coins were released by China Gold Coin Incorporation, the official distributor of precious metal coins for the People’s Bank of China, at the Beijing Coin Expo on Friday, October 11, 2013. And now, to the delight of all coin collectors and animal lovers, the 2014 Silver Panda 10 Yuan coins are available from Modern Coin Wholesale certified MS-69 and MS-70 by NGC and PCGS; for further information and ordering instructions click here.
This year’s design features a panda sitting with a branch, and a stylized bamboo forest is in the background. The reverse pictures the Temple of Heaven in the Forbidden City (Beijing), as has been depicted since the very first Panda coins. The 10 Yuan silver coin is prooflike brilliant uncirculated, with a precious metal content of 1 troy oz. of .999 fine silver, diameter of 40mm, and maximum mintage of 8 million. While this mintage may at first seem high, it pales by comparison to American Silver Eagles, which have mintages ranging from 35-41 million in the past few years; and one must also take into consideration the pool of potential buyers—with population of 1.3 billion in China vs. 317 million in the United States. But just as the mintages of the early silver Pandas have been dwarfed by recent issues, years from now, the mintages of the 2014 silver Pandas will likely appear to be small.
Whether you buy the 2014 silver Panda because you are trying to assemble a full year-collection, or whether you want to start a collection, or just want to see what all the fuss (“Pandamonium”) is about, prices will never be lower than now. To see Modern Coin Wholesale’s large inventory, including raw coins, Early Releases, and special labels click here.”