Neil S Berman - Expert Numismatist & Silver Coin Dealer
Silver Coins Trade through History
Chinese Silver Panda
The Chinese Silver Panda is a series of silver bullion coins issued by the People’s Republic of China are minted in different sizes and denominations, including twelve troy ounces, five ounces, one ounce, one half ounce and one quarter ounce. The first silver Panda coins had a diameter of 38.6 mm and were issued in 1983 through 1985 and manufactured as proofs with a precious metal content of 27 grams of .900 fine silver. Mintages were only 10,000 for each year. No silver Pandas were issued in 1986. The 1987 silver Panda coins were minted at several different Chinese mints but carry no mint mark to differentiate where they are made They are also proof but one troy ounce of sterling silver (.925 fine) with a diameter of 40 mm. On the obverse is a depiction of the Chinese Temple of Heaven with the year of issue, and one the reverse are different portraits of panda bears that changes every year, except for 2001 and 2002, which share the same design. Panda coins are often collected by date and variety and very usually carry a hefty premium over the bullion value. We buy and sell silver Panda coins and other similar bullion coins.