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The China gold panda is one of the most loved gold bullion coins on the market – principally for the adorable Panda design. These coins also make sound investments though as they feature a 99.99% purity, have high liquidity value and carry a small purchase premium. The 1/10oz is the smallest and most affordable of the China Panda gold series, so not only is it a worthwhile addition to your investment portfolio, but is a very thoughtful gift idea that will be cherished and respected by the recipient.
The China gold Panda is one of the most sought after bullion coins on the precious metals market and it is difficult to imagine a coin collection with one. The 1/10 ounce versions are the most accessible in terms of price and only carry a small premium. Because these coins are highly sought after, consumers will have no problem selling them for a profit when the time is right. Gold coins represent excellent long-term investments and promise attractive profits. The most appealing thing about the China Gold Panda however is the unique design. Not only is the adorable bear an attractive and cuddly emblem, but the design is changed from one year to the next so that no one issue is the same (with the exception of 2001/2002). Furthermore, the China Mint use state-of-the-art minting techniques that guarantee their bullion products are made to the highest degrees of craftsmanship and the heightened security measures protect investors against receiving counterfeit goods.
On the obverse side of the 2014 Gold Panda coin is the Temple of Heaven, a Taoist place of worship that is one of China's most recognized and esteemed landmark. The Chinese lettering above translates into world-standard letters as “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo", meaning People's Republic of China. The year of issue is printed along the bottom rim of the coins. But it is the reverse side of the coins that collectors are mostly drawn to - the panda bear. The 2014 issue depicts shows a lone panda playing with a broken tree branch in front of a backdrop of a bamboo field. The weight and fineness of the coin are engraved underneath the image.
The early 1980's saw an influx of gold bullion coins manufactured for private use and the China Panda was one of the first coins on the market along with the likes of the Krugerrand which pioneered the idea of private bullion together with the Canadian Maple Leaf that raised the bar of coin production by adding a higher percentage of pure gold. The first Gold Panda coin was produced in 1982 and matched the highest industry standards with a gold purity of .999. They also took note of the South Africans Mint to fractionalize their gold bullion products and manufactured four sizes, one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce and one-tenth. It was a sound decision and the fractional coins proved to be more popular than the more expensive one ounce coin – and the 1/10oz edition proved to be the most popular. In that first year, only 13,500 1oz coins were minted compared to 77,600 1/10oz coins. The smallest of the Gold Panda coins, the 1/10oz mostly proves to be the biggest seller alongside the 1/20oz.
Counterfeiting the 1/10oz China Gold Panda is practically impossible thanks to the diminutive size, intricate design and advanced engineering techniques that incorporate strict security measures. Although the coins are relatively large in weight, they only have a slender 0.83mm thickness which is difficult to match with metals other than gold. Firstly it is difficult to work to this small scale with other metals and it is virtually impossible to balance the weights using fake materials. Therefore counterfeit gold Panda coins never escape the attention of experience coin dealers like the experts at CoinInvest.
The 2014 50 Yuan China Gold Panda is available on our online store for an excellent price. To purchase tell us how many coins you want to buy by updating the field to the right of the image at the top of the page and add to basket indicated by the orange strip. All you have to do then is tell us what country you want you purchase delivering to and proceed to checkout to input your payment details. As a leading dealer in precious metal products, CoinInvest are also keen to hear from sellers looking to cash in on their 1/10oz gold panda coins. Feel free to contact a member of our support staff with your details and we will get back to you with a fixed fee offer by email.