One of the most sought-after coins each year is the Chinese Panda bullion collection. Available in silver and gold, the Chinese Pandas don’t stand out in the crowd for distinctive weight options each year or for purity levels that are unsurpassed by other programs. However, the stability of the series and its use of new obverse design elements depicting the Giant Panda species have made it one of the more coveted series of coins among investors. With another new design available to investors, now is your chance to learn more about the latest release of 2021 Chinese Panda Silver Coins available at Provident Metals.
The New Obverse
The highlight of each release in the Chinese Panda Silver Coin Series is the new obverse design element. This is the side of the coin that features the Giant Panda species, and the 2021 Chinese Panda 30 Gram Silver coin doesn’t disappoint as its new design showcases the bond between mother and cub. On the obverse of the new 2021 Chinese Panda is a depiction of a mother panda lovingly supporting her cub as it exercises its independence in climbing the trunk of a tree. While the mother lets her young cub explore, she remains close by with one paw resting on the trunk and the other hovering behind her cub’s back as a safety net as it learns and grows. The inscriptions on this face of the coin include “30 g Ag .999” and “10 Yuan.”
The Traditional Reverse
A fixture of the Chinese Panda Silver Coin since its introduction in 1983, the reverse side of 2021 Chinese Panda Silver Coins continues to feature the exterior of the Temple of Heaven’s Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. The building is the central structure in the Temple of Heaven Complex, a Taoist religious site that is one of four such worship centers built within the city of Beijing hundreds of years ago. The Temple of Heaven Complex was built by the Ming Dynasty and took 14 years to complete, with construction running from 1406 to 1420. The reverse design field includes inscriptions above and below the design element, with the nation of issue inscribed above in Mandarin and the date mark below in Arabic numerals as “2021.”
The Chinese Mint has declared a maximum mintage of 10 million coins for the 2021 Chinese Panda Silver Coin release. When buying the Brilliant Uncirculated versions of the coin, you will receive your items individually in plastic flips, in trays for multiples of 15, or in Monster Boxes for multiples of 450. In addition to the traditional BU coin, you can also purchase three alternative versions of the BU coin with colorizations or gilded finishes added.
2021 BU Alternatives
The other 2021 Chinese Panda Silver Coin options available include an individual colorized silver coin, an individual gilded silver coin, and a two-coin Day and Night set with colorization applied. In the case of the two individual coins, you will receive each item individually packaged inside of a protective capsule. The two-coin set ships with a presentation box and features a Certificate of Authenticity. The Day and Night Two-Coin Set has the lowest availability at just 500 sets in total. Details of each release include:
- Colorized: The obverse field of the coin in the colorized release has beautiful visuals enhanced with colorized lacquers. The fur of the Giant Pandas is brought to life with perfect combinations of black and white. The background field captures daybreak in the central highlands as the bright-yellow sun rises into the sky above the mist-covered mountains in the distance.
- Gilded: For the obverse of the gilded silver coin, a thin layer of 24-karat gold has been selectively applied. As with other issues of gilded silver coins from the past in the Chinese Panda Series, the thin application of 24-karat gold is limited only to the bodies of the Giant Pandas. Doing so helps the image of the pandas stand out immediately against the silver field of the coin.
- Day and Night Set: The Day and Night Two-Coin set features the colorized coin mentioned above as the daytime option. The nighttime coin is also colorized with the same setting in the background, but this time the scene it captures is after dusk. Now, the moon rises into the night sky as hues of black and purple descend over the mountainous landscape in the distance.
Background of the Chinese Panda Series
The Chinese Mint was the first to introduce a bullion coin series with rotating designs on one side or the other each year. When the Chinese Panda Series launched in 1982 with its gold bullion options, a new image was offered of the Giant Panda with each subsequent date. The same design featured on the gold bullion coins each year also appears on the Chinese Panda Silver bullion coins from that date mark. The Chinese Mint has only once repeated a design, and the move was not a hit with investors. In 2002, the mint repeated the 2001 design. After backlash from investors that had grown accustomed to the new images each year, the mint reversed course in 2003 and resumed issuing new designs of the Giant Panda with each date mark.
Ordering 2021 Chinese Panda Silver Coins from Provident Metals
Now is the time to act to get your 2021 Chinese Panda 30 Gram Silver Coins. These items are already available for purchase online at Provident Metals. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. We are available on the phone at 800-313-3315, online through our live chat, and via our email address. We recommend you read our blog posts each week for new details on upcoming/new releases, and consider following us on Facebook for regular posts and the chance to win gold and silver in spot price contests.