If you're interested in a certified (graded) example of this year's Chinese Silver Panda, look no further than the eye-catching Red Core NGC holder for the 2018 China 10 Yuan 30 Gram Silver Panda NGC MS69 Early Release! Each coin contains 30 grams of pure silver and is struck from .999 fine silver. Its Early Release designation means it was graded within the first 30 days that Silver Pandas were issued. NGC also graded the coin MS69, only one point shy of perfection.
This year's reverse design depicts an adorable panda holding a leafy bamboo shoot against a background of more bamboo. The zoomed in view of the panda brings out the smallest details of its fur. "30 g Ag .999" appears at the top rim, indicating the coin's weight and composition. The denomination is found at the bottom rim.
The common obverse design shows the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests located in Beijing's Temple of Heaven. The image of this famous building is enclosed in a circle that features inscriptions along the outer rim. The name of the issuing nation is displayed in Chinese characters while the year of issue "2018" is placed at the bottom rim. The coin features a reeded edge.
Not only has this 2018 China Silver Panda been graded MS69 (Early Release) by NGC, but it also comes in the stunning Red Core holder. Many collectors place a premium on coins in the different NGC holders, making this a must-have coin!