Ancient China developed a culture ahead of its time. Chinese innovation led to amazing inventions and discoveries, & China has issued dazzling legal tender proof coins in tribute to these achievements. These coins capture a piece of history and tell a tale on the obverse, while the reverse bears a depiction of The Great Wall of China.
Panda America has many different coins in stock in China's Inventions & Discoveries Series, one of which is the "First Practical Umbrella" silver coin. For many centuries, silk umbrellas were used as chariot canopies. But the umbrella as we know it today first appeared in China during the Wei Dynasty (386 - 532 AD). It used an oiled paper made from the bark of the mulberry tree, and provided protection from both rain and sun. Later, the umbrella took on a symbolic significance in China, as they were used in ceremonies where the emperor gave special autographed umbrellas to trusted advisers. Each Chinese Umbrella silver coin is graded by NGC as Proof-69 Ultra Cameo, and has a mintage of only 15,000 pieces. Order yours today!