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The Chinese Gold Panda is a series of legal tender gold bullion coins issued by the central bank of the People's Republic of China. The reverse design changes every year (with a single exception), and the 2013 ¼ oz Gold Panda features the 31st panda bear reverse design, adorned for the first time by a three animal motif. As always, this is a coin of highest purity, supreme manufacturing quality and strong numismatic interest.
The 2013 ¼ oz Golden Panda is one of the most alluring gold coins for investors and collectors alike. Made with advanced minting and engraving techniques, it is a coin of unquestionable aesthetic value, with sublime motifs of the rare yet well-known animal inhabiting China. The 2013 ¼ oz Gold Panda has already gained immense popularity and is becoming rarer as time goes by.
The 2013 ¼ oz China Gold Panda coin is made of 999.9/1000 fine gold and carries a nominal value of 100 Chinese yuan. It weighs: 7.7758 g, it is 21.95 mm in diameter and 1.53 mm thick.
The obverse side of the coin displays a rendition of one of Beijing’s classic historic buildings, the Temple of Heaven, a Taoist monument situated in the southeastern part of the city centre. Inscribed we see Chinese characters on top, naming the country of origin (People's Republic of China) and the year of issue at the bottom.
On its reverse and in a break with its own tradition in coin design, the 2013 Chinese Gold Panda depicts not a single panda or a couple of them, but three animals drinking contentedly at a water pool. Abstract motifs at the top and bottom outline the inscriptions of the face value, gold content and purity. On the background there is a bamboo forest. A giant panda’s diet in the wild is almost exclusively bamboo, with the balance consisting of other grasses and occasional small rodents or musk deer fawns.
The ¼ oz denomination of China’s Gold Panda was introduced when the series was launched in 1982. The particular size proved very successful commercially, as it is heavy enough to be an investment coin, but also affordable enough to enhance a collection. The 2013 issue is also unique in its reverse design, which is admittedly a bit particular, as adult pandas are generally solitary animals.
CoinInvest GmbH only buy China Gold Pandas that have been manufactured by the official mints of the People's Republic of China, guaranteeing 100% the validity of the coin. There are several mints that produce these coins, including, though not limited to, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Shenyang. Chinese mints do not use mintmarks, but in certain years there are minor variations in the coin design, like in the size of the date, or the style of the Temple, that allow the originating mint to be determined. Counterfeiting 2013 ¼ oz China Gold Pandas is indeed next to impossible, thanks to their small size. Considering cost and danger, only tungsten meets the criteria of the perfect substitute, as it is cheap and weighs almost the same as gold. Nonetheless, it is very brittle, so it cannot be stamped to create the desired detail and finish. A thick gold-plated surface would allow for the fine detail of the image to be convincing, but would leave minimum (if any) profit for the forger.
You can purchase 2013 ¼ oz China Gold Pandas from the CoinInvest GmbH online shop at excellent rates based on the current spot price plus a small premium. The People’s Republic of China Mint only produce a limited number of Chinese Panda coins every year, so we recommend placing your order the soonest possible, as CoinInvest GmbH store a reasonable but limited selection of past issues available to buy online. The coins are sealed in the original plastic pouch from the mint. Simply make your selection by clicking on your preferred choice above and add the product to your shopping basket by clicking on "add to basket" highlighted by the orange band. CoinInvest also buys 2013 ¼ oz China Gold Pandas for competitive rates displayed on the site’s product page. If you have any gold coins for sale, feel free to contact a member of our friendly team who will prepare you a fixed quote and send you an email confirmation.