Silver Panda Coin Values and Mintage
1985 SILVER PANDA 10 YUAN PF UC

1985  S10Y Silver Panda Coin Obv1985  S10Y Silver Panda Coin Rev

1985 SILVER PANDA 10 YUAN PF UC

Specifications: 10 YUAN

Category: Silver Panda Coins

Mintage: 10,000

Catalog: KM-114

Composition: Silver

Fineness: 0.9

ASW: 0.7812oz

Diameter: 38.6mm

Obverse: Temple of Heaven, date below

Reverse: Panda with cub on back, denomination below

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VarietyPlus

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Peter Anthony:The 1985 silver Panda is the third and final coin in the 27 gm silver proof Panda series. It has a face value of 10 Yuan and the silver is .900 pure. The mintage is 10,000 just as in 1983 and 1984. Like the 1984 the 1985 silver Panda was designed by Xie Lie, the first woman to create a Panda coin design. Also like the 1984 the 1985 proof coin includes and adult bear and cub. There is some humor to the 85’s design as it shows a small cub climbing on its parent’s back. It is certainly a very beautiful and charming design and remains popular among collectors. The one downside is that its simplicity has attracted counterfeiters. This is a coin that I especially recommend to buy graded and authenticated by a company like NGC.

The 1985 is almost as rare the 1983 and sells for nearly as much. It grades better than the earlier silver proofs. Roughly half the coins submitted to NGC earned a Proof-69 grade. The 1985 10 Yuan silver Panda is the first coin on two NGC Registry sets: The “Silver 10Y Panda, 1983-Date, One-Per-Date” and the “Silver 10Y Panda, 1983-1999, Proof.”


Silver Panda Coin Price Guide

Description
 
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
1985 SILVER PANDA 10 YUAN PF UC $ - - 700 850 1,050 1,350 5,750

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Silver Panda Coin Census

 

NGC GRADE SUMMARY
10 YUAN

Total Graded: 958
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 68
High Grade: 70
The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series, 70 series.

1985 SILVER PANDA 10 YUAN PF UC


NGC Census Detail
Year/Mint
Den
Variety
Desig
Total
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
1985 CHINA S10YPANDAPFUC960    5821943564659

NGC Registry - Silver Panda Coin

NGC Registry Score
Year/MintDenVarietyDesig6061626364656667686970
1985 CHINA S10Y PANDA PFUC 1064 1177 1298 1428 1568 1718 1878 2048 2302 2368 2898