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




Gold 14k Ring with Chinese Panda Coin 1 20th ounce 999 gold
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1987 Y 5 COIN GOLD SET 100Y 50Y 25Y 10Y 5Y Yuan PANDA NGC MS68 CHINA MS 68
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2001 GOLD PANDA 500Y 500 Yuan YN PCGS MS69 CHINA 1 Oz MS 69 COIN
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1987 PROOF GOLD Chinese PANDA SAN FRANCISCO COIN EXPO PCGS PR68 PF68 China
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2010 Chinese PANDA 1 20 Oz GOLD COIN 20Y CHINA PCGS MS70 MS 70 20 Yuan Yn
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2005 GOLD Chinese PANDA 1 2 Oz PCGS MS69 CHINA 200Y 200 Yn Yuan Proof Like Coin
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24K GOLD PANDA 1 2 Half Gram 11mm 1 One Dollar Coin in Capsule + COA PALAU
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2000 Gold Panda 1 10 Ounce 999 Gold Coin
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2005 1 20th oz China G20Y Panda Gold Coin MS 69
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2012 1 10oz Mint Sealed Gold Chinese Panda 50Y Coin
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