First introduced in 1982, the Chinese Silver Panda’s charming imagery and .999 fine silver composition proved to be a winning combination and ensured its status as a favorite among collectors. With its low mintages and annually updated designs featuring the adorable giant panda, it remains one of the most popular coin series in the world today.
The coin’s obverse remains unchanged from year to year and features the Taoist shrine known as the Temple of Heaven. The words People’s Republic of China are inscribed above in Chinese. Completed in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is in the heart of China’s capital, Beijing, and was originally built to host as a place of prayer for the emperor to help ensure a good harvest each year.
The design for the 2014 Silver Panda depicts a young panda playing with a low tree branch. Behind him a vast forest of bamboo rises shading the little panda in a canopy of delicate leaves. Fewer than 1,600 giant pandas remain in the wild and they exist almost entirely on a diet of bamboo. The leaves of this bamboo forest create a beautiful design above and below the little panda as he plays in the forest.
Struck in one troy ounce of .999 fine silver and minted to precise specifications, each of these flawless 2014 Chinese Pandas are graded MS70 by ANACS. These eye-catching coins are sure to become fast favorites for you and your family to own and proudly display.