2009 Silver Panda Coins from China

January 19, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

China 2009 Panda Silver Brilliant Uncirculated coin - thumbChinese Panda coins are popular all over the world due mostly to their remarkable designs, bullion purity and a pedigree going back to the early 80s.

The newest Silver Panda coin continues the tradition of a one-year-only theme. The affectionate design is exceptional, and sure to be one of the most charming of 2009.

The People’s Bank of China released the 2009 Panda Silver Brilliant Uncirculated coin in December of 2008. Like previous years, the obverse or heads side of the coin has the same design depicting the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. The reverse, however, is brand new as it is every year. It bears an endearing image of two baby pandas sitting and eating in a field of bamboo.

Coin Specifications and Pricing

The BU silver Panda coins are struck in an ounce of 99.9 percent silver, are Chinese legal tender, denominated in 10 yuan, and have a diameter of 40 millimeters. A maximum mintage of 600,00 is authorized.

A Google search will bring up a variety of coin dealers who sell Panda coins. PandaAmerica is a leading US distributor of the series and currently has them listed for $27 each.

2008-dated coins are no longer minted by China, but are still available at PandaAmerica for $39 (proof 1 kilo and 5 oz sizes are still for sale as well).

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Large images of the Brilliant Uncirculated 2009 Panda coin follow:

China 2009 Panda Silver Brilliant Uncirculated coin


3 Responses to “2009 Silver Panda Coins from China”
  1. vado says:

    I’ve been informed recently that many fake panda coins out there, can you guide me to identify the genuine coins from fakes?

  2. The easiest way to only get a genuine coin, is to only buy from a reputable dealer. There are plenty of scam artists on eBay, particularly out of China, who try to pass off fakes and until eBay gets better at kicking these guys off… It’s buyer beware! A However, speaking as someone who’s been trading in Chinese coins for over 5 years, I can honestly say that counterfeits are pretty easy to spot if You know what to look for. With the 2009 Panda, I can honestly say that the workmanship is so top notch, that it would impossible to manufacture a convincing fake. If You are still worried about genuineness, the safest route is to only be certified coins from a brick and mortar dealer. You’ll pay a premium sometimes for this luxury, but it pays to shop around because there are wonderful coin dealers out there.

  3. I’ve started a web page on counterfeit Panda coins. It’s at: http://www.pandacollector.com/rogue.html
    I hope you find it useful.

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