Panda specifications

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    Pandacollector Active Member

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    I have been asked by samboyellowsub to post the official specifications for silver Panda coins. As long as we are talking measurements, here is the gold Panda information as well.

    1 oz gold: diameter = 32 mm, thickness = 2.70 mm
    1/2 oz. gold: diameter = 27 mm, thickness = 1.85 mm
    1/4 oz gold: diameter = 22 mm, thickness = 1.53 mm
    1/10 oz gold: diameter = 18 mm, thickness = 1.05 mm
    1/20 oz gold: diameter = 14 mm, thickness = 0.83 mm

    1 oz silver: diameter = 40 mm, thickness: 2.98 mm

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    Thank you.

    As far as tolerances go though, is +/- half a millimeter acceptable? As an experiment I measured several ASE's and they were 40.57 - 40.63 so, not exactly 40.6 but within that range.

    ... maybe I'm being paranoid.
     
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    Half a millimeter seems way too large to me. Your Eagles are less than 1/10 mm of each other and that seems like a reasonable range. Many fake Pandas are 1 mm or so thicker so that they can have the correct 31.1 gm weight. The problem with measuring Panda dimensions this closely is that there is a real chance of damaging the coin in the process which will reduce it's value to bullion. IMHO, it's better to either buy from trustworthy sources so this isn't an issue or learn to recognize the design flaws in the fakes so they can be recognized by sight rather than by physical measures.

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    Oh gosh, I meant +/- 0.05mm not half (0.50mm). So it seams as if it is an OK tolerance if my Eagles were within a larger tolerance range than that (0.10mm).
     

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