2015 1 oz. China Silver Panda
The China Silver Panda coin has been issued since 1983. Its mintage has continued to grow over the years as the demand for these coins has exploded. During the 1980s and 1990s the coins with the lowest mintages were issued, then the mintage was increased several times, and today 8 million coins are released each year. One of the main reasons for the increase is that the domestic Chinese market for bullion has grown in recent years due to rising income and wealth within China as well as the government’s efforts to encourage investment in precious metals.
One of the best features of these coins is that they sport a different obverse design almost every year that shows one or more Pandas, while the reverse side with the iconic Temple of Heaven in Beijing continues to be used on each coin.
Bullion coins with changing designs are very popular with numismatic collectors and with those bullion buyers who are also interested in coins. Over the years the silver Panda has assumed a prominent place in the world silver bullion market and these coins are collected by an increasing number of people.
For 2015, the Mint chose a design that shows a single Panda eating a bamboo shoot, but it also made a major change to the reverse design for this year that has intrigued buyers and collectors. The weight and purity of the coins was removed for 2015, which left people wondering why since there was no official announcement from the Mint.
Experts believe that the reason for this change is that China plans to start issuing the coins under the metric system most likely beginning in 2016. That would mean the weight would be issued in grams, probably in an even amount rather than simply converting one troy ounce, the current weight, into grams, which is 31.1 grams. This may mean the 2015 coins will be what numismatists call a one year type coin, and that could mean a higher value for this year’s coins down the road.
Why purchase 2015 China Silver Panda 10 Yuan coins in original mint capsule?
These coins are one of the leading world silver bullion coins because of the attractive designs that change each year, and they are also made to very high quality standards. In addition, the Mint releases them in original mint capsules, which provide protection for the coins.
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
The change to this year’s silver and gold coins set off a great deal of speculation about why this was done, and what kind of impact it might have on sales of the coins. As a general rule, bullion buyers like to see this information on the coin, especially buyers of Chinese coins.