1983 Silver Panda Proof 10 Yuan Coin- (Key Date)
The inaugural 1983 Silver Panda Proof has the distinction of being the first ever silver minted Panda Coin. It also is the first Panda of any metal display a monetary face value on the coin.
This Panda is surely the Key coin to the silver panda series as well as key to the silver panda Proofs. Interestingly, the 1983,84 and 1985 silver panda proofs show the Temple of Heaven side and panda sides in upside down fashion.
The first Silver Panda coins—issued in 1983, 1984 and 1985—were proof quality, with a precious metal content of 27 grams of 0.900 fine silver and a diameter of 38.6 mm. Mintage’s were only 10,000 for each year.
Finding this first Panda silver is a treasure in itself and securing this in quality condition is assured a collectible of value for the future.
These are extremely popular among collectors as well as dealers.