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Why purchase this 2020 3-Piece China Smithsonian Panda 20th Anniversary Platinum + Silver Proof Medal Set?
Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are two pandas from China that arrived at the Smithsonian National Zoo in 2000. They are on loan from China and are set to return there in 2021. The two celebrated their 20th anniversary with thee arrival of their third cub since they arrived in the United States, Xiao Qi. The medals in this set commemorate their 20th anniversary at the National Zoo which occurred in 2020.
Stunning Pandas Design by Tong Fang
The medals in this set share common obverse and reverse designs. Obverse: On the obverse are images of two popular landmarks, the Great Wall of China and the Smithsonian Castle. "SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION" is inscribed along the rim. Also included on this face are the date, "2020," and an inscription in Mandarin at the bottom.
Reverse: Mei Xiang and Tian Tian look down lovingly at Xiao Qi in Tong Fang's reverse design. At the top of the rim are two inscriptions, "MEI XIANG & TIAN TIAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY" on the outside and one in Chinese characters just inside it. The anniversary dates, "2000-2020," are included with the Mandarin inscription. At the bottom is each medal's respective weight and purity.
Flawless PF70 UC FDI
The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded each medal in this set Proof 70. To receive that grade, a piece must appear perfect as seen under 5x magnification. NGC also credited the medals for having particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields by certifying them Ultra Cameo. Finally, the grading company certified them First Day of Issue, a designation that indicates that they were submitted for grading through an exclusive process.
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This 3-Piece Set - 2020 China Smithsonian Panda 20th Anniversary Platinum + Silver Proof Medal Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI is proudly minted by the New Century Mint.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Mint:||New Century Mint|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Composition:||Platinum + Silver|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Smithsonian castle|
|Reverse Design:||Mei Xiang & Tian Tian, 20th Anniversary|