Why buy one of the first 30,000 China Silver Pandas struck in 2016?
This 2016 China 30g Silver Panda will occupy a significant place in many collections, perhaps even more so in years to come. That is because the Chinese government decided to abandon the imperial system this year in favor of metric measurements for smaller coins. As such, this coin is 30g instead of the previous one Troy oz. that had been used for coins denominated at 10 Yuan in previous years. This coin is among the first of the 2016 Pandas struck under the new system, making it especially valuable to collectors who understand and appreciate numismatic history.
The design of the 2016 China Silver Panda
The obverse design is the same as every year, with an image of the Temple of Heaven. This religious site has been a popular tourist attraction for many years. Not suprising, considering the temple is almost 600 years old.
The reverse shows 2016's design of the Giant Panda bear. It is hugging a tree branch, most likely in the middle of climbing to reach some food! a wall of bamboo shoots make up the background.
What does the grade Mint State 69 mean?
It received the grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). This means that it is nearly perfect, with only very minor, hardly noticeable blemishes. It is a more affordable option for collectors than the MS70 version, while still being in great condition.
For collectors, this coin is a must have. The first of 30,000 label makes this coin extremely unique, as it allows you to purchase one of the first pandas issued!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||30 g|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
2016 has been a big year for the China Silver Pandas. Not only has the series received a different design as usual, but the coins now have changes to their silver weight! 2016 Silver Pandas have been resized to gram weights instead of their normal Troy oz. What do these changes mean for collectors? What's in store for future releases? What can you buy now? Find out, along with information about NGC graded first of 30,000 Struck Silver Pandas!