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PANDA Eclipse of the Sun 1 Oz Silver Coin 10 Yuan China 2015


This beautiful coin is the first in the series "Eclipse of the Sun", features a Panda plated in Rose Gold with all filigree details. The coin is completely plated with Black Ruthenium and selectively in 24 kt Rose Gold. The precious metal Ruthenium is a member of the Platinum Group and worldwide very rare.

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Ruthenium and Platinum Group
Ruthenium is a chemical element with symbol Ru and atomic number 44. It is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of the periodic table. Like the other metals of the platinum group, ruthenium is inert to most other chemicals. The Baltic German scientist Karl Ernst Claus discovered the element in 1844, and named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for Rus'. Ruthenium usually occurs as a minor component of platinum ores; annual production is about 20 tonnes. Most ruthenium produced is used for wear-resistant electrical contacts and the production of thick-film resistors. A minor application of ruthenium is its use in some platinum alloys.
The platinum-group metals (abbreviated as the PGMs; alternatively, the platinoids, platinides, platidises, platinum group, platinum metals, platinum family or platinum-group elements (PGEs)) is a term used sometimes to collectively refer to six metallic elements clustered together in the periodic table. These elements are all transition metals, lying in the d-block (groups 8, 9, and 10, periods 5 and 6).
The six platinum-group metals are ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum. They have similar physical and chemical properties, and tend to occur together in the same mineral deposits. However they can be further subdivided into the iridium-group platinum-group elements (IPGEs: Os, Ir, Ru) and the palladium-group platinum-group elements (PPGEs: Rh, Pt, Pd) based on their behaviour in geological systems.

  • CountryChina
  • Year2015
  • Face Value10 Yuan
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityBU - Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Mintage (pcs)888
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts a burning chinese Panda in its natural habitat eating Bamboo leaves. The coin is fully plated in black Ruthenium while the details of the coin are selectively plated in 24 kt Rose Gold. The obverse of the coin depicts the beautiful Temple of Heaven in Beijing and the year of issue.