The Gold Chinese Panda is one of the world’s oldest bullion coin programs. Only the South African Krugerrand and Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins have been available to investors longer than the Gold Chinese Panda. 2016 marks a year of change for these popular coins, with weights now marked in grams. Today, the 2016 8 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coin is available with perfect certification on Silver.com.
- 34th release of a Gold Chinese Panda coin!
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of 8 Grams, or One-Quarter Troy ounce, of .999 fine gold.
- Face value of ¥100 (Yuan) is fully backed by the People’s Bank of China.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Reverse features the Temple of Heaven.
- Obverse bears the all-new Panda design.
Each of the 2016 8 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coins in this product listing from Silver.com is a perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins with an MS70 grade have full, original mint luster and feature no detracting flaws.
The obverse of the 2016 8 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coin features the latest image of a panda to grace the coin series. In this depiction, a single panda is visible clinging to a fallen tree trunk as it looks down at a small body of water. Engravings include the face value, weight, metal content, and purity of the coin.
On the reverse you’ll find the outer façade of the Temple of Heaven. This same image has featured on the coins in the series since its introduction in 1982. It is accompanied by a Mandarin engraving above that reads “People’s Republic of China,” and an engraving below that features the year of issue.
Starting with 2016 Gold Chinese Pandas, the Chinese Mint has introduced a switch to grams for the weights of its coins. The government states that the switch was made to bring the nation’s official bullion coin series in line with the country’s use of the metric system.
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