The Gold Panda Series from the Chinese Mint consists of five total weights as of 1983. The coins launched in 1982 with 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz options for investors. One more coin weight was added in 1983 with the introduction of the 1/20 oz gold coin, and all five were transitioned to weights measured and marked in Grams in 2016. Today, 2020 8 Gram Gold Chinese Panda Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of plastic flips!
- 39th issue year for the 8 Gram Gold Chinese Pandas!
- Consists of Eight Grams, or .2572 Troy ounces, of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value of 100 (Yuan) is fully backed by the Chinese government.
- On the obverse of the coin is the Hall of Prayer of Abundant Harvests.
- The reverse field of the Gold Panda comes with a depiction of the Giant Panda cub.
Gold Chinese Panda Coins have undergone a handful of changes since the 1982 introduction of the series. In addition to featuring new images of the Giant Panda species on the reverse of the coin each year, the collection had the face values adjusted upward between 2000 and 2001. More significantly, in 2016 the Chinese Mint adopted weights in Grams instead for the series.
All of the 2020 8 Gram Gold Chinese Pandas in this listing come to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins in this weight in the series are housed individually inside of plastic flips.
On the obverse face of 2020 8 Gram Gold Chinese Pandas is the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. This is the largest and most important building in the Temple of Heaven Complex located in south-central Beijing. The complex was built for Taoists between 1406 and 1420.
The reverse field of the 2020 8 Gram Gold Chinese Pandas comes with a new design for the year. This design features a young Giant Panda lying on its back in the grass as it reaches up with its paws to grab at some bamboo leaves nearby to munch on.
The 8 Gram Gold Panda was the 1/4 Troy oz gold coin before the 2016 switch over. All five weights went through changes in actual weight and diameter, but the 8 Gram coin was the only one to see both an increase in weight and an increase in diameter, though both were minuscule. The previous coin weight 7.7758 Grams compared to the new 8 Grams even, and the previous coin had a diameter of 21.95 mm while it now has a diameter of 22 mm.
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