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Silver Pandas and Commemoratives

In 1983, a year after the first gold Pandas were struck, China began to issue a silver version. With a denomination of 10 Yuan the first silver Pandas were a half ounce, but in 1987 the size was doubled to be one ounce. Although other sizes and denominations have been struck over the years, the 10 Yuan silver Panda remains the most popular. Medals have been struck in different years for coin shows or other events.

NGC recognizes Large and Small Date varieties automatically on silver Pandas struck between 1990 and 1999. Several other varieties are also identified, and NGC will attribute a few varieties of silver commemoratives.

The VarietyPlus attribution guide includes images to help identify the different varieties of silver Pandas. For additional information about silver Pandas, visit the NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide.



Denom.MS/PFDateFee*NGC Label
S10YMS2001 CHINA-PANDA FROSTED BRANCHES
S10YMS2001 CHINA-PANDA MIRRORED BRANCHES
S5YPF1993 CHINA-YIN & YANG PHILOSOPHY FROSTED YIN - SERIES II
S5YPF1993 CHINA-YIN & YANG PHILOSOPHY MIRRORED YIN - SERIES II
S5YPF1997 CHINA-GENGHIS KHAN PARENTHESES - SERIES II
S5YPF1997 CHINA-GENGHIS KHAN NO PARENTHESES-SERIES II


* In order to have the above varieties requiring the $15 fee designated by NGC, VarietyPlus service must be requested at time of grading. VarietyPlus service is also available for coins already encapsulated by NGC. For coins where the fee column is blank, no VarietyPlus charge is required to have your coin designated during grading. For coins marked $15, a $15 surcharge applies to the tier fee during grading, or a $15 fee applies to have the VarietyPlus designation added to any coin already graded and encapsulated by NGC.
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