GovMint.com & the Smithsonian unveil new Bao Bao Panda Silver and Gold Proofs minted by China.

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Collectible silver and gold honors longstanding giant panda program at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C.

Smithsonian China Panda Bao Bao Silver and Gold Proofs

“We are honored to once again partner with both the Smithsonian and the China Mint to release these world’s first collectible gold and silver proofs. This represents an historic numismatic milestone"

Bao Bao, the female giant panda cub who lives at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. is no stranger to grabbing headlines. She is one of only a few hundred giant pandas alive in human care. When she was born on August 23, 2013, millions were glued to the National Zoo’s “Panda Cam” set up to monitor her earliest activities. These days, Bao Bao is a conservation ambassador between China and the United States, visited by over 2 million National Zoo visitors each year.

Now, GovMint.com and the Smithsonian announce a first ever release of official commemorative silver and gold proofs featuring Bao Bao. Struck by the China Mint in 1oz Silver, 1oz Gold, and Tenth-Ounce Gold Proof sizes, they feature the image of Bao Bao among her beloved bamboo trees. An additional 5oz Gold Proof depicts Bao Bao in the embrace of her panda mother, Mei Xiang. The other side of all the proofs depict both the Great Wall of China and the iconic Smithsonian Castle in Washington. Each proof is struck in 99.9% fine silver or 99.9% pure gold, and each features a strict edition limit. These Bao Bao collectible silver and gold proofs are the latest in the highly-popular Smithsonian China Panda program which debuted in 2014.

“We are honored to once again partner with both the Smithsonian and the China Mint to release these world’s first collectible gold and silver proofs” said Bill Gale, founder of GovMint.com. “This represents an historic numismatic milestone, and these proofs will be great additions to our customers’ collections for years to come.”

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Since 1984, GovMint.com has been one of the world's leading sources of collectible coins. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, GovMint.com is an official distributor for seven major world mints and offers collectible coins from over 120 countries. GovMint.com has four offices in the U.S. More information at http://www.GovMint.com or call 800-642-9160.

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