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2015 China Silver Pandas – Where to Find the Best Deals

Are you in the market for a China Silver Panda or two, specifically 2015 China Silver Pandas? Are you looking for the best deals on 2015 China Silver Pandas? If yes, be sure to look no further, you’ve come to the right place.

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China Silver Panda coins certainly need no introduction here, although it is certainly newsworthy to mention the Chinese government’s controversial decision to stop inscribing the silver weight and purity on these coins. Thus, starting with the 2015 China Silver Panda, no indication will be given on the coin of its silver purity and weight (“1oz Ag .999”). This leaves a cleaner design, but whether it will be accepted by those who buy China Silver Pandas for both its precious metals and collector’s value, stand to be seen.

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The 2015 China Silver Pandas are on pre-order at more than one online coin and precious metals dealer. Shipping is expected to begin early to mid-December 2014. However, the focus will only be here on the “Big 5” online coin and precious metals dealers here in the States, in alphabetic order: APMEX, Gainesville Coins, ModernCoinMart (MCM) and SilverTowne. Provident Metals didn’t have the 2015 China Silver Pandas available for pre-order at their website at the time of writing, so will not be included in the comparison.

I’ve chosen to make a comparison between the above-mentioned dealers, because they count among the cream of the crop when it comes to online coin and precious metals dealers. In order to keep it fair, I’ve decided to do a like-for-like comparison by taking price and other data from the respective websites at the same time, deal for deal. This was done on Thanksgiving Day this year (2014) between 08:00 and 08:30 EST. 

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Panda bear playing in the snow – Image Source: WallpapersCraft.com

Now while the respective prices are certainly not set in concrete and current prices will most likely differ from prices taken at the date and times specified above, it can certainly to some extent provide one with valuable insight into which of the companies offer the best deals when it comes to the pre-ordering or buying of 2015 China Silver Pandas.

So with the above in mind, I included the data obtained, in no specific order, in the tables below (best prices and/or deals in bold):

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2015 1 Oz Chinese Silver Panda Coin APMEX

2015 1 Oz Chinese Silver Panda Coin Gainesville

mcm table

*For some reason MCM lots are currently priced higher than using the volume discount feature. 

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In conclusion:

  • SilverTowne offers the best deals on 2015 China Silver Pandas if you’re in the market for less than 5 coins.
  • ModernCoinMart (MCM) offers the best deals on 2015 China Silver Pandas if you’re in the market for 5 coins or more.
  • APMEX and Gainesville Coins offer the worst deals on 2015 China Silver Pandas, but Gainesville Coins offer better deals than APMEX.
  • ModernCoinMart (MCM) offers the most choices in terms of 2015 China Silver Panda product options.
  • APMEX and Gainesville Coins offer fewer choices than MCM in terms of 2015 China Silver Panda product options, but more than SilverTowne.
  • SilverTowne offers the fewest choices in terms of 2015 China Silver Panda product options.

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2015 China Silver Pandas NGC 2

NGC Graded & Slabbed – 2015 China Silver Pandas

Now of course nothing is set in concrete here and the following must be taken into account:

  • Live Pricing: It is no secret that the prices of the 2015 China Silver Pandas have live pricing enabled. This means prices continuously update with up-to-the-minute market conditions. Thus, don’t use the price data in the above comparison(s) as a measure of exactly what you will pay at the respective online coin & precious metals dealers now.
  • Published Price Matching Policy: MCM will match or beat a competitor’s price as per their published pricing matching policy. This while, as far as I know, the others have no published pricing matching policy in place. Thus, while it was not taken into account when the above comparison(s) were made, it can certainly make a difference. Therefore, it is recommended to contact MCM before buying from any of their competitors, because there is a real possibility that MCM may match or beat a price on a given item. Terms & Conditions apply that can be found here.
  • Website Deals/Prices: I’ve only taken deals and/or prices quoted at the websites of the relevant dealers into account. eBay deals and/or prices were excluded.
  • Domestic Shipping: MCM offers free domestic shipping on all items while SilverTowne offers free shipping on a selection of items, including the 2015 China Silver Pandas. On the other hand, the standard shipping charges of APMEX are as follow: $9.95 (USD) for orders of $50.00 – $499.99 (USD), $14.95 (USD) for orders of $500.00 – $4,999.99 (USD), free for orders of $5,000* (USD) and over. This while the shipping and insurances charges of Gainesville Coins are “based off of the weight and value of the package, as well as where it’s shipped to” (as per their website).
  • International Shipping: I’ve not taken international shipping or the cost of international shipping into account, but I do know that MCM for one ships to a greater selection of countries than APMEX and accepts orders of almost any size. APMEX, on the other hand, has high minimum international order requirements in place, which makes it virtually impossible for the little guy to order from them. This while SilverTowne only ships to Canada and Gainesville Coins only to an undisclosed number of countries, although they also accept orders of almost any size.
  • Volume Discounts: All provide volume discounts, except SilverTowne. This can also impact on the results of the above comparison(s) made. This has also contributed to the fact, that although some offer the best prices when it comes to sending payment via wire/check, I’ve taken a conscience decision to leave wire/check prices out of the comparison.
  • Other factors: When it comes to deciding which online coin & precious metals dealers offer the best deals or best value for money, one has to look beyond the prices and shipping cost charged. These are of course important factors to consider, but you also want to consider factors such as experience and size, customer service, consumer protection, payment methods, returns & cancellations, etc. The bullion dealer comparisons and/or bullion dealer reviews at Bullion Dealer Reviews and Compare Bullion Websites take these factors into account. You may want to give it a read-through before making the next purchase, because the best price may not always equate to the best deal.

Now while the above is by no means extensive, it should give the prudent silver stacker, coin collector and/or investor valuable insight that can be used as a point of reference when he/she decides to pre-order or buy 2015 China Silver Pandas. SilverTowne and ModernCoinMart (MCM) are the clear choices here. 

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Single Coin (In Capsule) – 2015 China Silver Pandas

Lot of 5 2015 China Silver Pandas

Lot of 5 – 2015 China Silver Pandas

Lot of 10 2015 China Silver Pandas

Lot of 10 – 2015 China Silver Pandas

Sheet of 30 2015 China Silver Pandas

Sheet of 30 – 2015 China Silver Pandas

Box of 600 2015 China Silver Pandas

Box of 600 – 2015 China Silver Pandas