The panda has long been recognized as the most iconic animal found in China. As it has for over three decades, this unique bear appears on the 2018 China 10 Yuan 30 Gram Silver Panda coin! The coin has been graded MS69 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and has been given an "Early Release" designation. It is struck from .999 fine silver for a total of 30 grams of pure silver content. It is also legal tender with a face value of 10 yuan.
A new reverse design graces the 2018 Silver Panda. A close-up view of a panda is used, bringing out exceptional detail in the panda's fur. Against a background of bamboo shoots and leaves, rim inscriptions include the weight and purity "30 g Ag .999" above the panda and the denomination below. The edge is reeded.
The obverse design bears the image of one of Beijing's most majestic buildings, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, which is part of the larger Temple of Heaven. The scene is surrounded by rim inscriptions that indicate the issuing country (People's Republic of China) in Chinese characters and the year-date "2018." The inscriptions are contained in an outer ring.
Between its attractive design and .999 fine silver, the Chinese Silver Panda continues to be one of the most sought-after modern bullion coins each year. If you're looking for a graded version of this beautiful coin, add the 2018 10Y China Silver Panda NGC MS69 Early Release to your collection from Gainesville Coins.