UPDATE: The 2021 Long Beach Panda is expected
to be released at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo

The 2020 Official Long Beach Show Panda Commemorative Issue
Celebrating the Year of the Rat
was released at the September 2021 show


The Official Chinese government mint created 3 panda commemoratives with low mintages for the Year of the Rat. They are officially sanctioned by the Long Beach Expo and the Shanghai mint. The commemoratives were delayed by the pandemic and cancelled Long Beach Expos. Finally, distribution and release was at the September 2021 Long Beach Expo.

The 2020 Long Beach Expo issue consisted of 3 silver panda commemoratives:
China 2020, 5 Kilo Silver, Panda Commemorative, Lunar Year of the Rat, Mintage 15 (SOLD OUT!)
China 2020, 5 Ounce Silver, Panda Commemorative, Lunar Year of the Rat, Mintage 100 (SOLD OUT!)
China 2020, 1 Ounce Silver, Panda Commemorative, Lunary Year of the Rat, Mintage 280 (SOLD OUT!)

This is the second year of a 12 year Lunar Panda Series which began in 2019. It features designs by Thomas S. Cleveland, former United States Mint Master Designer.


Long Beach Expo 2020 Silver 1 ounce Panda Long Beach Expo 2020 Silver 1 ounce Panda SPECIFICATIONS: China 2020
Distribution: Long Beach Expo
Mint: Official Shanghai China Mint
Weight: 1 Ounce of 999 fine silver
Diameter: 40 mm, Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 280 (SOLD OUT)
Obverse: Pandas at the Temple
Reverse: Lunar Series 2nd Issue, Year of the Rat
Designer: Thomas S. Cleveland,
United States Mint Master Designer.
PROOF with box and certificate of authenticity
Long Beach Expo 2020 Silver 5 Ounce Panda Long Beach Expo 2020 Silver 5 Ounce Panda SPECIFICATIONS: China 2020
Distribution: Long Beach Expo
Mint: Official Shanghai China Mint
Weight: 5 Ounces of 999 fine silver
Diameter: 80 mm, Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 100 (Lowest of any 5oz panda)
Obverse: Pandas at the Temple
Reverse: Lunar Series 2nd Issue, Year of the Rat
Designer: Thomas S. Cleveland,
United States Mint Master Designer.
PROOF with box and certificate of authenticity
Long Beach Expo 2020 Silver 5 Kilo Panda Long Beach Expo 2020 Silver 5 Kilo Panda SPECIFICATIONS: China 2020
Distribution: Long Beach Expo
Mint: Official Shanghai China Mint
Weight: 5 Kilos of 999 fine silver
Diameter: 180 mm, Edge: Plain with serial number
Mintage: 15 (SOLD OUT)
Obverse: Pandas at the Temple
Reverse: Lunar Series 2nd Issue, Year of the Rat
Designer: Thomas S. Cleveland,
United States Mint Master Designer.
PROOF with certificate of authenticity
This is the largest silver panda ever minted.

© Copyright 2021
Smith Global Monetary