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

Chinese Panda Gold Auctions




24 KT CHINESE PANDA BEAR COIN SET IN 14 KT SOLID YELLOW GOLD COIN RING
24 KT CHINESE PANDA BEAR COIN SET IN 14 KT SOLID YELLOW GOLD COIN RING
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2014 China 20 Yuan Panda gold coin PCGS graded MS70
2014 China 20 Yuan Panda gold coin PCGS graded MS70
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China 1989 Panda Small Date Shanghai Mint PCGS MS68 Gold CoinBU
China 1989 Panda Small Date Shanghai Mint PCGS MS68 Gold CoinBU
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999 1 Ounce 1988 Panda Gold CoinMint Sealed
999 1 Ounce 1988 Panda Gold CoinMint Sealed
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Rare 2002 1 4 oz China Gold Panda Coin100 Yuan 999 AU
Rare 2002 1 4 oz China Gold Panda Coin100 Yuan 999 AU
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1993 CHINESE PANDA GOLD COIN PROOF SET
1993 CHINESE PANDA GOLD COIN PROOF SET
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1993 CHINA PANDA 1 20 OZ GOLD COIN 5 YUAN 999 PURE not sealed
1993 CHINA PANDA 1 20 OZ GOLD COIN 5 YUAN 999 PURE not sealed
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2017 10 Yuan China Gold Panda 1 Gram 999 Gold Coin PCGS MS69 First Strike
2017 10 Yuan China Gold Panda 1 Gram 999 Gold Coin PCGS MS69 First Strike
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Vintage Solid 10K Yellow Gold Size 6 1 2 Panda Gold Coin Ring 1 10 oz Jewelry
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2018 500 Yuan China Gold Panda Coin 30 Gram 999 Gold PCGS MS69 First Strike
2018 500 Yuan China Gold Panda Coin 30 Gram 999 Gold PCGS MS69 First Strike
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2018 500 Yuan China Gold Panda Coin 30 Gram 999 Gold PCGS MS69 FS Flag Label
2018 500 Yuan China Gold Panda Coin 30 Gram 999 Gold PCGS MS69 FS Flag Label
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2017 50 Yuan China Gold Panda 3 Grams 999 Gold Coin PCGS MS69 First Strike
2017 50 Yuan China Gold Panda 3 Grams 999 Gold Coin PCGS MS69 First Strike
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