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The Return of the New Year Celebration Panda for 2022

The largest of the three biggest annual festivals held in China, the Chinese New Year Festival dates back to ancient times. Held over a 15-day period, it marks the end of winter and the beginning of Spring, and is a time for families and friends to come together for several nights of reunions, food, gifts and celebration.

In 2020, the New Year brought a brand-new series of ultra-high relief (UHR) proofs struck at China’s Shanghai Mint, commemorating the Chinese New Year celebration. The release of the first New Year Celebration Pandas was a smash success, completely selling out in just two days! That initial release, with its handsome designs tying into the Chinese New Year, whetted the appetites of collectors around the world who anticipated, then quickly snatched up, the second-year New Year Celebration Pandas last year.

New One-Year-Only Design for 2022


In 2022, the New Year Celebration Panda is back, sporting a brand-new one-year-only reverse that combines three of China’s most revered symbols – the Panda bear, a Dragon Dancer and the Fu image – into a special collectible issued for this important holiday. Each year, the Fu symbol on a table is prevalent during the celebration (typically hung on doors or walls) and symbolizes peace and prosperity in the New Year, the dragon dancer is often seen as part of Chinese New Year festivities, and the mature Panda is reminiscent of the first Panda coin issued in 1982. The obverse displays the Temple of Heaven in exquisite detail.

Ultra-High Relief Makes These Stand Out

Both the all-new reverse and Temple of Heaven obverse come struck in stunning Ultra-High Relief. The reverse has been given a concave (bowl-shaped) surface to help accent the amazing design and relief.

Large Sizes in Pure Gold and Silver

The UHR design has even more impact courtesy of the large, impressive diameters of these proofs. You have your choice of four different sizes that were struck in…

  • 888-gram Gold Proof (80 mm or over 3 inches in diameter)
  • 888-gram Silver Proof (100 mm or almost 4 inches in diameter)
  • 88-gram Gold Proof (38 mm in diameter)
  • 88-gram Silver Proof (45 mm in diameter)

No matter which you choose, you’re getting an amazing China New Year Celebration Panda struck in 99.9% fineness with highly limited worldwide mintages.

Collectors Crave the Best Quality

For any collectible coin or proof, collectors want the “best of the best,” the finest quality available. With coins, quality is measured by grades on a 70-point scale. A grade of 70 represents absolute perfection, even under magnification. There is nothing higher. There’s simply no better condition—and no grade is more coveted by collectors. Of the thousands of proofs sent for certification, only a fraction return with the coveted Proof-70 (PF70) grade that signifies perfection.

Flawless with a First Day of Issue Pedigree

Each of the 2022 China New Year Celebration Pandas here is certified in perfect Proof-70 (PF70) condition by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) one of the top third-party coin-grading services in the world. Each proof has also been designated with the most-desired pedigree of First Day of Issue. Pedigrees are additional attributes of a coin that can increase its collector desirability – and the pedigree collectors want most is First Day of Issue, which means the coins were submitted for grading on the very first day of production by the U.S. Mint.

Additionally, these proofs received an Ultra Cameo designation from NGC. Ultra Cameo designations signify that the proofs possess an intense frosted finish on both sides, with highly-polished, mirrored fields providing bold contrast with the heavily frosted devices.

Tiny (But Lucky) Mintages

The mintages of each of the New Year Celebration Panda Proofs you have here are extremely small when compared to comparably-sized Proof releases in the China Mint’s annual silver and gold Panda series. The 2022 888-Gram Gold Proofs has a mintage limit of only 8. Just 88 of the 88-Gram Gold Proofs were minted. Just 188 of the 888-Gram Silver Proofs were minted. And just 888 of the 88-Gram Silver Proofs were minted.

Plus, you may know that the number 8 is considered lucky in Chinese culture, especially around the New Year, which makes these mintages lucky. In fact, these proofs could be considered “triple-lucky” because, as you may have noticed, in addition to the mintages, each of the diameters of these proofs is comprised of lucky “8’s”, and each of the weights ends in “8.”

Exclusive Releases Available Only Here

That’s right. We have the exclusive rights to offer you these magnificent proofs.

What that all means is that your best bet for adding these beautiful 2022 New Year Celebration Pandas to your collection is to act quickly before our limited supplies disappear.

2022 China 888-Gram Gold New Year Celebration Panda Proof UHR PF70 FDI

 

  • 888 Grams 99.9% Pure Gold (28.5499 Troy Ounces of Gold)
  • One-Year-Only Reverse Design
  • Flawless PF70 Grade
  • Certified FDI by NGC
  • World Exclusive Release
  • Limited Availability
  • Mintage Limit of only 8!

2022 China New Year Celebration Panda UHR 3-Pc. Proof Set

 

  • Three-Piece Set:
    • 88 Grams 99.9% Pure Gold
    • 888 Grams 99.9% Fine Silver
    • 88 Grams 99.9% Fine Silver
  • One-Year-Only Reverse Design
  • Flawless PF70 UC Grades
  • Certified FDI by NGC
  • World Exclusive Release
  • Limited Availability

2022 China 88-Gram Gold New Year Celebration Panda Proof UHR PF70 FDI

 

  • 88 Grams 99.9% Pure Gold (2.829 Troy Ounces of Gold)
  • One-Year-Only Reverse Design
  • Flawless PF70 Grade
  • Certified FDI by NGC
  • World Exclusive Release
  • Limited Availability
  • Only 88 Minted for the Entire World!

2022 China 888-Gram Silver New Year Celebration Panda Proof UHR PF70 FDI

 

  • 888 Grams 99.9% Fine Silver (28.5499 Troy Ounces of Silver)
  • One-Year-Only Reverse Design
  • Flawless PF70 Grade
  • Certified FDI by NGC
  • World Exclusive Release
  • Limited Availability
  • Only 188 Minted for the Entire World!

2022 China 88-Gram Silver New Year Celebration Panda Proof UHR PF70 FDI

  • 88 Grams 99.9% Fine Silver (2.829 Troy Ounces of Silver)
  • One-Year-Only Reverse Design
  • Flawless PF70 Grade
  • Certified FDI by NGC
  • World Exclusive Release
  • Limited Availability
  • Only 888 Minted for the Entire World!

Availability is extremely limited. Mintages were low and fewer are available in perfect grades with FDI pedigrees. Don’t miss out. Secure these spectacular 2022 China New Year Celebration Pandas for your collection.