Silver Panda Specifications & Information

Silver Panda

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The Silver Panda coin is the official silver bullion coin of the Peoples Republic of China and is produced by the Chinese Mint. The coin was issued in honor of the Panda Bear, an iconic symbol of China and was launched in 1983, following the success of the Gold Panda coin launched in 1982.

The Silver Panda coin has seen changes in its silver composition in the early years and its diameter. These were standardized from 1987 with the silver content at 99.9% and diameter 40mm for the 1 oz coin. The Silver Panda coin is legal tender in China with the 1oz coin showing a face value of 10Yuan. The Chinese Mint also produced other sizes including 1kg (face value of Y300), 12oz(face value of Y100), 5oz (face value of Y50) and ¼ oz(face value of Y3) Silver Pandas but the 1oz Silver Panda coin remains the most common.

Silver Panda Technical Specifications

Size Face
(T oz)


FullY1031.1 g.9991.0031.10440.00-
NB: 1983 (90% silver, diameter 38.6mm), 1984 (92.5% silver) and 1985 (90% silver) before settling on 99.9% silver and 40mm diameter above

Like its Gold sibling the obverse side of the Silver Panda coin features an image of the famous Temple of Heaven (Tien Tien), which is located in Beijing. The inscription in Chinese characters "Zhongua Renmin Gongheguo/Peoples Republic of China " is above the temple image and the date of issue below it. This design does not change.

The design for the reverse of the Silver Panda coin changes annually, featuring a different image of the Panda Bear. The reverse also features the size, silver purity and face value.