Panda S10Y Coins (One-Per-Date)
1993

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: CHINA - PANDA SERIES
Item Description: S10Y 1993 PANDA LARGE DATE
Full Grade: NGC MS 69
Owner: DB Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Panda S10Y Mint State Coins (Including Varieties)   Score: 575
Panda S10Y Coins (One-Per-Date)   Score: 575
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The 1993 panda coins were stuck in both proof and BU quality. The proof coin included a “P” mark on the panda side of the coin to denote the proof quality. The BU coin had 4 varieties – small and large dates frosted or not frosted. The small date was minted at the Shenyang mint and the large date at the Shanghai mint. The small and the large dates both utilized a “serif” style 1. This is also the first year that the proof coin panda design differed from the BU panda design.

Mintage was 120,000 BU and only 20,000 Proof

Comment: NGC did not recognize the “frosted” variety of the 1993 Panda coin until 2012. There are many pre-2012 NGC certified 1993 panda coins that have a label on them that does not say “frosted”; however, the coin is the “frosted” version. I have seen many of these on eBay and I have one of them. (If you are having a hard time seeing what the difference should look like, take a look at the 1992 large and small date panda coins – the large date is “frosted” and the small date is NOT “frosted”). I think the 1993 non-frosted large date version is the one that is hardest to find.

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