Panda coins are considered among the most beautiful coins in the entire world. Every year since 1982 China has minted coins that feature an image of a panda. Pandas are considered a national treasure by China and are beloved by people all around the world. Panda coins connect people and these wonderful animals. The coins' design changes every year, so that the release of a new Panda coin is an exciting event. The great range of designs has helped these coins develop an enthusiastic and dedicated following. Many people try to collect each and every design.
The Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer's Guide 3 (third Edition) is a comprehensive source for Panda collectors. Its 368 hard bound pages provide unique insights, photos and the best reference in print about the hundreds of charming -- and often valuable -- coins in this growing family.
From basketball games to kite festivals, the Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer's Guide 3 examines every aspect of panda collecting, from their origins in Chinese culture to the system for minting and distribution. It tells never before published stories about the people and events that shaped the coin series. Stories like the one about the million Dollar coin that resulted from a misunderstanding, or the coin inspired by a popular movie. The book takes you inside the official mints where you meet many of the artists and workers behind the coins' creation.
Find out why some coins are unexpectedly scarce and others are surprisingly common. Pandas that once sold for a couple of hundred dollars now cost thousands. Many buyers and sellers donít understand which ones are common and which are scarce. High profits have been going to those who know. The Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer's Guide 3 is the book that gives you the information to pinpoint the future stars of the Panda series. Itís all in the Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer's Guide 3.