China 2016 silver Panda – now a metric ounce

CHINA 10 YUAN 2016 SILVER PANDA,

China continued their popular silver Panda series with this attractive 2016 issue.  Each year features a different design featuring a cute giant Panda.  The 2016 issue depicts a Panda grasping a large tree branch.  The obverse features the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, a Taoist temple complex constructed in the early 1400’s. In keeping with what seems like a Chinese tradition of cutting corners, the 2016 Panda weighs 30 grams (.9645 oz) rather than 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams).  The reasoning is that this will put the coin on the metric standard.  The coin is struck in .999 fine silver, has a nominal value of 10 Yuan. The Brilliant Uncirculated 40mm coin comes in its original protective capsule.

Thank you Joel Anderson for images and text
http://www.joelscoins.com/china.htm#panda16

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