EXTREMELY LOW MINTAGE OF JUST 2,500 WORLDWIDE!
The panda commemorative series is a cooperative effort between the China Mint and the Smithsonian. This 2016 addition to the series features Bei Bei, who was born at the National Zoo on August 22, 2015.
On the reverse, Bei Bei is shown as he looked just after being born. His name and date of birth can also be found on this side.
This commemorative displays a different design on the obverse compared to the other 2016 panda commemoratives. This design shows only the Smithsonian Castle.
This 2016 China Bei Bei Smithsonian Official Medal was submitted to NGC and was awarded the grade of Proof 70, the highest grade attainable and extremely valued among collectors. The Ultra Cameo (UC) designation was given for its superb visual contrast.
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