The Gold Chinese Panda Coin was introduced as the official gold bullion coin of the People’s Republic of China in 1982, and to this day it continues to serve as one of the most important and popular bullion coin releases each year in the precious metals market. The 1 oz Gold Chinese Panda Coin is available to you today for purchase online at Silver.com from varied years.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic.
- Struck with 1 oz weight designation from 1982 to 2015!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of ¥500 (Yuan) by the People’s Bank of China.
- Obverse bears a new Panda design.
- Reverse includes the classic Temple of Heaven image.
Gold Chinese Panda Coins debuted in 1982 as one of the world’s earliest examples of gold bullion coinage. Only the Gold Krugerrand of South Africa and the Gold Maple Leaf of Canada have been available to investors longer than the Gold Chinese Panda coin.
From 1982 until 2015, these coins were struck and measured in the same weights as all other major bullion coin programs: Troy ounces. Beginning with the 2016 issue of the coins however, the Chinese Mint adopted Grams as the primary unit of weight measurement, bringing the coins in line with the nation’s use of the Metric system.
On the reverse of all 1 oz Gold Chinese Panda coins is the image of the Temple of Heaven. Located in south-central Beijing, the Temple of Heaven was built in the 15th century and is just one building in a larger complex of religious buildings and social gathering sites.
The obverse of the Gold Chinese Panda coin features varying designs of the Giant Panda. Each year there is a new design, but certain features remain year after year. For example, the background field typically features a bamboo wall and the face value of the coin in Yuan is always listed on this side.
Each 1 oz Gold Chinese Panda coin available today from Silver.com through this product listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
In this product listing, you are guaranteed to receive a Gold Chinese Panda coin weighted 1 Troy ounce, with a year of issue date from 1982 to 2015. Silver.com cannot guarantee the year of issue or design of the coin you receive, only that each will be in BU condition.
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