1 oz Chinese Gold Panda Coins – Random Year

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The Chinese Gold Panda is an official gold bullion coin produced by the China Mint, which operates under the supervision of the People’s Bank of China. They first struck the Gold Panda Coin in 1982, just a year before releasing the Silver Panda Coin.

The Change to the Metric System

Until 2015, the Chinese Gold Panda was minted in 1 troy ounce size of 99.9% pure gold, along with four fractional sizes (1/2, 1/4, 1/10, and 1/20 troy ounce). Currently, the Chinese Mint changed the metric system (30 g, 15 g, 8 g, 3 g, and 1 g). In other words, the mintage from this Panda Gold Coin 1 oz – random year can range from 1982 to 2015, according to our available stock at the moment of purchase.

Also, from 1982 to 2000, the one troy ounce Chinese Panda Gold Coin had a face value of 100 yuan, but that was increased to 500 yuan the following year.

The Gold Panda Coin Design

The coin’s obverse design has changed almost every year to portray the Giant Panda, a symbol of Chinese culture, in various natural environments. A single panda has been depicted in a few mint years, whereas in others, a couple or even a trio are shown, but they are usually close to bamboo branches or even feeding themselves with them. The face value, the weight, and the fine gold content are also inscribed on the obverse, although they have been located in different positions throughout the years.

The coin’s reverse is a beautiful portrait of the majestic Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a circular building in the Temple of Heaven imperial complex, located in the Southeastern part of Central Beijing. Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) ordered the ctemple’s creationto pray for good weather and good harvests.

The Chinese characters written on the outer rim, above the Hall of Prayer, say “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo,” which translates to “People’s Republic of China.” Below the building is the inscription of the mint year.

Unlike US coins, though, the Gold Pandas don’t carry a mint mark to identify which branch they come from (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, etc.).

Along with the American Gold Eagle and the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Gold Panda is among the most sought-after gold bullion coins globally and one of China’s most popular exports.

Because the obverse design changes nearly every year, Chinese Gold Pandas can make a great addition to a coin collector. Nevertheless, investors looking to diversify their gold portfolio usually purchase these gold bullion coins mostly due to their fine gold content. In addition, experts suggest that owning physical gold could be a great store of value and a hedge against inflation and fiat currency devaluation.

In addition, unlike a gold bar, a gold coin produced by a national mint is legal tender within its country of emission. As such, dealers and investors consider them a slightly more liquid bullion option.