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3-Piece Set - 2020 China Smithsonian Panda 20th Anniversary Platinum + Silver Proof Medal Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC First Day of Issue

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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.

  • This set consists of a 1 oz platinum medal, a 2 oz silver medal, and a 20 oz silver medal.
  • The gold and silver medals are .999 fine, while the platinum medal is .9995 fine.
  • 75 platinum medals were struck, while 500 2 oz silver and 200 20 oz silver medals were struck.
  • The medals mark the 20th anniversary of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two pandas on loan from China, being on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo.
  • These medals are domed and were struck in high relief.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified each medal Proof 70.
  • NGC certified each piece Ultra Cameo and First Day of Issue.

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.

Call our Scarce and Unique Coin Division to add this 3-Piece Platinum + Silver 2020 China Smithsonian Panda 20th Anniversary Proof Medal Set to your collection today.



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
Quantity:3-Piece Set
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF70
Designation:UC
Release Type:First Day of Issue
Variety:Scarce and Unique Coin Division
Finish:Proof
Composition:Platinum + Silver
Purity:0.999
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Country:China
Currency:N/A
Obverse Design:Smithsonian castle
Reverse Design:Mei Xiang & Tian Tian, 20th Anniversary
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