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Why buy this 1 oz Platinum Proof 2020 China Smithsonian Panda 20th Anniversary Medal?
China loaned two pandas, long symbols of the proud nation, to the Smithsonian National Zoo in 2000. The two are set to return to China in 2021. In 2020, they gave birth to the third cub that they have had in Washington, DC. This medal, which shows the three pandas together, marks the 20th anniversary of their stay in America's capital city which happened in 2020.
Moving Pandas Design by Tong Fang
Obverse: The obverse features a pair of designs, one from China and one from the United States. The Great Wall of China is in the upper left, and the Smithsonian Castle is in the lower right. Inscriptions on this face include "SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION," "2020," and an inscription in Mandarin.
Reverse: This concave face of the proof features a design by Tong Fang. The two pandas that are on loan to the National Zoo look down at their cub. The medal's weight and purity, "1 OZ PT 999," are inscribed at the bottom, while the adult panda's names, "MEI XIANG & TIAN TIAN," join the occasion, "20TH ANNIVERSARY," on the rim at the top. Just inside that inscription is one in Mandarin, which includes the anniversary dates, "2000-2020."
Impeccable PF70 UC FDI
The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece Proof 70, which means that it appears perfect as seen under 5x magnification. They also certified the medal Ultra Cameo (UC) and First Day of Issue (FDI). A UC piece has deeply mirrored fields and heavily frosted devices, while the FDI designation is reserved for pieces that were submitted for grading through an exclusive process.
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|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Mint:||New Century Mint|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Smithsonian castle|
|Reverse Design:||Mei Xiang & Tian Tian, 20th Anniversary|