The Gold Chinese Panda coin was the first official bullion product introduced by the Chinese Mint in the modern era. Originally introduced in 1982, the gold version of the nation’s official bullion coin is now available with weight marks listed in grams, rather than traditional ounces. Today, the 2016 3 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Total mintage capped at 600,000 coins for 2016!
- Arrives in original sealed mint plastic.
- Consists of three grams, or .09645 troy ounces, of .999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of ¥50 (Yuan) by the People’s Bank of China.
- Features the latest Giant Panda design.
Chinese Panda coins are available in a diverse array of offerings as of 2016. The Chinese Mint strikes the coins in both gold and silver, with bullion and proof versions available. Gold Chinese Panda coins originated in 1982 with weights ranging from 1 oz down to 1/10 oz.
After one year of production the gold coin program expanded to include a 1/20 oz coin, with 5 oz and 12 oz coins phased in over the course of several years. As of 2016, the Chinese Mint is adopting weight marks on its coins listed in grams, rather than ounces. For 2016, the Gold Chinese Panda is available in 1, 3, 8, 15, and 30 Grams.
The obverse face of the Gold Chinese Panda features the latest depiction of the cuddly panda bear. An unofficial symbol of the People’s Republic of China, the panda is featured on this coin as it crawls along a fallen tree trunk. Inscriptions on this face include only the face value of the coin.
On the obverse you’ll find the image of the Temple of Heaven. Erected in the 15th century, the Temple of Heaven is at the center of a series of religious and cultural buildings in south-central Beijing.
The Chinese Mint does not produce its Gold and Silver Chinese Panda coins with any mint marks, making it impossible to know which mints produced individual coins. Production is known to take place at facilities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenyang.
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