Hi Andrewlee10, I used to travel to china every time due to my job. Yes problem, with buying panda in China is taking the risk of being faked. So I tried to buy in the most established stores only. In Guangzhou, there is a district or a street that selling silver and gold coins, i checked all the pandas i bought from them and they are ok. Most of the time i found stores for silver coins inside Tesco store. I also bought many decorative chinese mini coins and mini gold ingots from time to time 1-10 grams in pieces. They are amazing, the prices are standard and can ask for small discount. I always buy early morning during my short walk from my hotel and being the first customer for them.