The interesting thing about Pandas is among the popular online dealers: Apmex, Provident Metals, Gainsville Coins...they're older mintage not only goes up in value but are mostly sold out and most likely remain sold out because strong hands hold them and the mint isn't going to restock their older dates. Wish that silver would drop like $5 so the premiums would be offset a little. Sure wished I knew about this at the beginning. Has best ROI among silver bullion no doubt, better than privy/slabs.
This video explains why I'm advocating buying the 2013 Chinese Panda as a semi-numismatic play for the upcoming year. Learn more at: http://DailySilverUpdate.com/
If you're looking for a semi-numismatic play for 2013, look no further. Buying the 2013 Chinese Panda coin while silver prices remain low is a great strategy for people who are interested in these premium coins. The reason the Chinese Panda is such an amazing semi-numismatic coin is because every year a new design gets released. The moment that happens, all the coins that have previously been released instantly become more rare and collectable. To illustrate my point, please take a quick look at the APMEX page for Chinese Pandas and look back at what the previous designs are selling for. As you can see, all of the previous years have an added semi-numismatic premium which grows as the years march forward.
This is the main reason why investors go absolutely NUTS over these coins, not to mention how the Chinese Mint has increased Panda production 1233% in less than two years. In 2010, annual mintage figures were a mere 600,000 only to skyrocket to 6 million in 2011. The Mint is currently projecting the 2013 mintage to match 2012 at 8 million coins annually produced. All the Mint is doing is keeping up with the absolutely exploding investor demand in China and Hong Kong at the moment for physical gold and silver.