Numis Network's Silver Coin of the Month for May, 2012, is the impeccable Chinese Silver Panda.
First introduced in 1982, the Chinese Silver Panda's charming imagery and .999 fine silver composition proved to be a winning combination and ensured its status as a favorite among collectors. With its low mintages and annually updated designs featuring the adorable giant panda, it remains one of the most popular coin series in the world today.
The coin's obverse, which remains unchanged from year to year, features the Temple of Heaven with the words People's Republic of China inscribed above in Chinese. Completed in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is a Taoist shrine located in the heart of Beijing that was originally constructed to host ceremonies of prayer for a good harvest.
The design for the reverse of the 2012 Silver Panda features a mother panda and her young cub sitting in a forest of bamboo. Native to the mountains of central and western China, the giant panda's diet consists almost entirely of bamboo.
Struck in one troy ounce of .999 fine silver and minted to precise specifications, each of these flawless 2012 Chinese Pandas is graded MS70 by ANACS. These eye-catching coins are sure to become fast favorites of yours to own... and to proudly display.
Weight: 31.105 g
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 3.42 mm
Composition: .999 Fine Silver