2012 5 oz Silver Proof BU China Panda 50 Yuan Coin w/ Display Box

This large Chinese Panda coin contains a full 5 troy oz of fine Silver and comes complete with the mint-issued box and a certificate of authenticity. This is the Proof version of the China Panda The beautiful, new, design of the 2012 5 oz Silver Panda follows a tradition of distinctive predecessors, and this issue will also feature a new depiction of the beloved panda. In ancient Asia, pandas were considered noble and rare creatures.

Emperor Wen is said to have buried his mother with been a panda skull, and as gifts to foreign dignitaries as offers of good will, pandas served their ancestors much as they serve modern China. Today, China takes advantage of the panda's status by offering them as unofficial diplomats to many nations. Protected fiercely around the world due to its endangered species status, the panda bear has become an unofficial symbol of China. The reverse features an often playful panda bear:eating bamboo, watching over cubs, playing with other pandas, walking through the forest, or sitting by the edge of the water. Each issue features different variation in the Panda's design, making each new issue highly anticipated.


  • Coin Type: Proof Set
  • Material: .999 Silver
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Diameter: 70 mm.
  • Mintage Year: 2012
  • Obverse: Two Panda's
  • Reverse: The Temple of Heaven, an ancient architectural masterpiece where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Distributed by American Collectors Mint, LLC.

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