The panda gold coin has been published since 1982 by the Chinese central bank. It is a coin with a high fineness of 99.9% gold content, which comes in the denominations of 1/20, 1/10, ¼, ½ and 1 oz.
The obverse of the coin depicts the denomination and the picture of a panda bear. The annually changing and more complex, embossing technique produced motive especially developed for this coin makes the coin interesting for collectors. The first edition in 1982 had no nominal value, but from 1983, the nominal face value of the China Panda 1 oz Coin was 100 Yuan, which was increased from 2001 to 500 yuan. This nominal increase is attributed to the steady rise in gold prices and thus the value of China panda.
The reverse of the coin consistently depicts the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. The border with the Scriptures and the year is designed differently depending on the year; there are three variants of the coin: from 1982-1991, from 1992-1999 and from 2000 until today. The Chinese Panda gold coin was the first coin which was released as 1/20oz. Other features came in 1991 in the 1g Panda coin, which was made to mark the tenth anniversary of the China Gold Pandas.
The various denominations:
1oz: 500 yuan ½ oz: 200 yuan ¼ oz: 100 yuan 1/10 oz: 50 yuan 1/20 oz: 20 yuan
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