China Silver Panda

  • Debut: 1983
  • Sizes: ¼ t/oz, ½  t/oz, 1 t/oz, 5 t/oz, 12 t/oz 1 kilogram
  • Denominations: 3 yuan, 5 yuan, 10 yuan, 50 yuan, 100 yuan 300 yuan.
  • Tax Status: No sales tax
  • Mint: People’s Bank of China
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Buy China Silver Panda coins online. The Chinese Silver Panda being a series of silver bullion coins which were issued by the People’s Republic of China. The first Silver Panda coins were issued in 1983 to 1985. The design of the panda changed every year and minted in different sizes; ¼  t/oz, ½  t/oz, 1 t/oz, 5 t/oz, 12 t/oz and 1 kilogram. Minting resumed in 1987. Minor variations in size, date and temple were evident in the different designs. The panda is in various denominations; 3 yuan, 5 yuan, 10 yuan, 50 yuan, 100 yuan and the 300 yuan.

The 10 yuan Chinese Silver Panda is the most used for trading. It has a silver fineness of 99.9%. It has a diameter of 40 millimeters and a thickness of 2.98 millimeters. The gross weight of the coin is 30 millimeters. Individual coins are encapsulated in a plastic covering. The obverse depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing encircled by the characters “中华人民共和国” on top, meaning People’s Republic of China. The characters run from the top-left side to the top-right side of the coin in a clockwise direction.  The year of mintage is inscribed at the bottom of the coin; for example, “2019” for the 2019 edition.

The reverse of the Panda coin features an adorable scene of a mother panda holding her baby cub as they look at each other with sweet embrace. Both the mother panda and the cub have black arms and black patches around the eyes and ears, while the rest of the body is white.  At the mid-left of the coin, the face value, “10‎元” is engraved. Snowy hilly areas are seen behind the panda. The inscription, “30g Ag .999” is at the top left of the coin running in a clockwise direction.

The Chinese mints – Shanghai, Shenyang and Shenzhen- have been producing the Silver Panda coins over the years. The Chinese Silver Panda is a legal tender currency, thus, investors and collectors can buy China Silver Panda coins online exempt from sales tax or VAT. There is also a Gold China Panda coin and Palladium Panda coin available.

Additional information


People's Bank of China

Country of Origin





1000.00 gm, 15.55 gm, 155.50 gm, 31.10 gm, 373.40 gm

Pure Silver Content

0.5 Troy oz, 1 Troy oz, 12 Troy oz, 32.15 Troy oz, 5 Troy oz




Silver Ag 999


13.00 mm, 14.00 mm, 33.00 mm, 40.00 mm, 70.00 mm


10 Yuan, 100 Yuan, 20 Yuan, 300 Yuan, 5 Yuan, 50 Yuan