Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin

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General Coin Information

First minted in 1982, the Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin was greeted with great interest among collectors. This interest peaked in 1987 after which lower mint figures resulted in limited availability.

Each year (with the exception of 2002), a new design is featured on the reverse of the Panda coin. The annual changes have helped their popularity and have kept demand steady. Additionally, this also allows the Panda coins to generally receive a slightly higher premium than others sought after more for their intrinsic values.

The coin is available in five sizes: 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce , 1/10 ounce and 1/20 ounce -- the last beginning in 1983. The face value of the coins have changed through the years. From their launch to 2000, they were denominated in 100, 50, 25, 10 and 5 Yuan. Since, the symbolic values have changed to 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 Yuan.

Minting techniques have improved over the years, and the famous colors of the panda (black and white) now appear more realistic than ever. They accomplish this by faking the eye with reflections. Mirror-like finishes reflect more light, giving a golden white hue, while duller finishes absorb more of the light, presenting a darker appearance.

Differing finishes have been available through the years,with collector proof, brilliant uncirculated and limited editions also minted. There were even 5 and 12 ounce versions minted for some years. Depending on when minted, the coins may bear a "S" mintmark for the Shanghai Mint or the "Y" mintmark for the Shenyang Mint. Not all years have a mintmark.

Also very popular is the Chinese Panda Silver Bullion Coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse design shows the Temple of Heaven in Beijing and the year.

Reverse Design

The 2011 Panda Bullion coin reverse shows an image of an adult panda and one of its cubs. Also shown is the face value of the coin, the size, the periodic symbol for gold "Au", and ".999" for the purity.

Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin Specifications


Mint: China Mint
Mintmark:
Finish/Condition:
Metal Content: .999 Gold
Weight: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz , 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz
Diameter: 32.05 mm, 27.00 mm, 21.95 mm, 17.95 mm, 13.92 mm
Edge: Reeded
Thickness: 2.7 mm, 1.85 mm, 1.53 mm, 1.05 mm, 1.05 mm, 0.83 mm
Issue Date: 1982-present
Face Value: 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 Yuan

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China 2017 Yuan 500 Double Platinum Edition Panda 30g Gold BU Coin
China 2017 Yuan 500 Double Platinum Edition Panda 30g Gold BU Coin
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1988 24 KT GOLD PANDA 1 20th COIN
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1989 China 1 10 oz Gold Panda Sino Japanese PCGS PR68 Tokyo Coin Show
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2017 10 Yuan China Gold Panda 1 Gram 999 Gold Coin PCGS MS69 First Strike
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2016 Chinese Panda 1 gram 999 Gold BU Coin LIMITED 10 YUAN FV BULLION ROUND
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1 2oz Gold Panda Coin Capsules Air Tite Holders 27mm Black Ring 10 Pack
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1 2oz Gold Panda Coin Capsules Air Tite Holders 27mm White Ring 10 Pack
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2018 Chinese Panda 3 Gram 999 Gold Mint Sealed BU 50 Yuan FV Bullion Coin
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2016 China 1 10oz Gold Panda Bei Bei Smithsonian Institution PF70 UC Coin 167
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1992 Panda 10 Yuan 1 10th Oz 999 Fine Gold Coin SMALL DATE PCGS MS68
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China 10 Yuan Panda 2016 1 g gram 999 Gold Coin
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2000 Chinese 5 Yuan 1 20 Gold 14k Panda Coin Ring
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