For those who value gold purity and design in a gold bullion coin, the Gold Chinese Panda program is the one to invest in. The Gold Chinese Panda, available since 1982, features both .999 fine gold content backed by the People’s Republic of China and a new design on the obverse with each year’s release. The 2018 8 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coin is available to you now online at Silver.com for purchase!
- Ships to you inside of individually sealed mint plastic!
- 37th release of Gold Chinese Panda coins!
- Consists of 8 Grams, or .2572 Troy ounces, of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of ¥100 (Yuan) by the People’s Republic of China.
- On the obverse is the new up-close impression of a Giant Panda’s face.
- The reverse of the coin includes the image of the Temple of Heaven’s largest building.
- Guaranteed by the People’s Bank of China.
Gold Chinese Panda coins debuted in 1982 with a 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coin. After just a year, the Chinese Mint opted to expand the coin series to include a 1/20 oz coin as well.
All Gold Chinese Panda coins, along with their Silver Panda counterparts, now have weights measured and listed in Grams. The move was made by the Chinese Mint to match the nation’s use of the metric system, ditching the common global measurement of Troy ounces. The 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz coins are now listed as 30 Gram, 15 Gram, 8 Gram, 3 Gram, and 1 Gram coins, respectively.
On the obverse of the 2018 8 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coin is the new image of a Giant Panda. The Giant Panda species belongs to the bear family, but is often viewed as a living fossil. It diverged genetically from all other bear species so long ago it’s considered a basal member of the species, meaning it represents a far distant relative.
The reverse of all Gold Chinese Panda coins includes the image of the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. This building is the largest in the greater Temple of Heaven complex. Originally built as a Taoist temple and place of heaven worship for Chinese emperors, leaders would also come to the site to pray for good crop harvests.
All 2018 8 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coins in this listing are available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, but do feature minor flaws from the process of striking blanks. These flaws include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
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