Panda S10Y Coins (One-Per-Date)





Coin Details

Origin/Country: CHINA - PANDA SERIES
Item Description: S10Y 1983 Panda
Owner: DB Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Panda S10Y Proof Coins (1oz) ( Including Colorized)   Score: 2302
Panda S10Y Coins (One-Per-Date)   Score: 2302
Panda S10Y Proof Coins (27gram)   Score: 2302
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

This is the first year of the Silver Panda. The 1983 thru 85 pandas were all minted in proof quality with 27 grams of 0.900 fine silver and a diameter of 38.6mm. The obverse side of the coin depicts a Mother Panda holding a twig of bamboo with her cub at her side and the face value. The reverse of the coin includes the Temple of Heaven with the year of issue. It is also interesting to note that only the 1983 thru 85 silver pandas had the reverse design of the coin rotated 180 degrees from the obverse side. Another interesting fact is that during the first 3 years the date slightly increased in size.

Mintage was only 10,000 at the China Mint Co. The low mintage and the first year of issue keep the value of this silver panda extremely high.

Comment: The design during the first three years was simple but eloquent making the coins some of my favorites. The quality of coins struck at the China Mints during this time period was less than present minting facilities making this coin rare to find in high grades. No PF70’s have been certified.

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