2014 China Silver Panda Mint Commemorative
At first glance, it may appear that this commemorative is part of the series of Silver Panda bullion coins issued by the Chinese government. However, that is not the case. This is a special commemorative commemorative. The Chinese were certainly involved with this commemorative's design and creation, but so was the Smithsonian Institution.
This Silver Panda commemorative was struck in 2014 to honor the presence of giant pandas in our National Zoo. Giant pandas have been kept in the National Zoo since 1972 and this design features 2 that live there today.
1 oz. 2014 China Smithsonian Panda commemorative Silver Content
This may not be part of the Silver Panda series per se, but it has the same composition. This commemorative contains 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. The 1 oz. size had a mintage limit of 500,000 pieces.
NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo Smithsonian Silver Panda commemorative
This Smithsonian Silver Panda commemorative has been graded by the NGC. Based on the 70 point grading scale used by the NGC, this commemorative received the grade of PF70. This commemorative is flawless, even when viewed under magnification.
It will arrive in an NGC holder. The Smithsonian commemorative is permanently sealed inside this holder and quite safe there. The edge of the commemorative can still be seen since it is held in place by 4 prongs as opposed to being in a round setting.
This 2014 Silver Panda commemorative also features a special panda label. The special panda label displays all of the commemorative's information, but it also shows 2 pandas eating bamboo.
Proof Silver Panda Smithsonian commemorative Design
The China Silver Panda commemorative has a design that displays 2 giant pandas who currently reside at the National Zoo, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian. Mei Xiang and Tian Tian can be seen relaxing as they lay in a rocky area of their habitat. Both of these giant pandas are finely detailed, the texture of their coat is immediately visible to the naked eye. Above and below this scene is a border made of bamboo shoots. The inscriptions on this side of the commemorative read “MEI XIANG AND TIAN TIAN AT NATIONAL ZOO,” and “1 oz. AG .999.”
The opposite side of this commemorative depicts the Smithsonian Institution and the Great Wall of China in exquisite detail. This side is inscribed with the words “SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,” and “2014.” Both sides of the commemorative have a beautiful proof finish that does a fine job of giving these detailed designs that visual pop.
The 2014 China Smithsonian Institution official mint commemorative had a limited mintage, and perfect graded specimens like this one are always scarce regardless of the total mintage. Add this NGC PF70 Silver Panda commemorative to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2014|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|