Of course we all love Pandas! Who doesn’t like this gorgeous black and white animal that is so cute, so funny and the symbol of China?
Well, here on the reverse of the China Panda 3 gr Gold with the 2022 version, you will find not one but two pandas! Indeed, this brand new design (each year there is a new drawing) features two adorables pandas cubs who could be twins.
These two pandas, one on its back and one on its stomach, look like they are having a lot of fun being mischievous. We can’t help but make the correlation with the twin pandas who were born at the Beauval Zoo in France in August 2021. As pandas are an endangered species, it was a real event to welcome two pandas to this world.
The design of the coin in its 2022 version is the work of Chinese artist Huang Qin.We don’t know if the designer had in mind the birth of the two pandas in Beauval but she certainly wanted to show the harmony between animal and nature.
This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Chinese panda coins and there’s also a reference to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The pandas are playing in the snow, showing vitality and expressing good wishes. The designer also wanted to portray the world in a childlike interest, lively, simple, natural and harmonious emotion and she explained her thoughts in the launch ceremony in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province in September 2021.
On the obverse of the coin, we can find the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests located in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven.(built between 1406 and 1420. The coins in the Chinese Panda Series have featured this design as one of the two elements every year since the program started. It is encircled by the sentence People Republic of China in Chinese and the 2022 year date.
First released in 1982, the China Mint’s panda series is now amongst the most popular on the planet standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of the American Eagle and the Canadian Maple Leaf. The reputation has been won in a short period of time through innovative and evolving designs. As mentioned, it is one of the few series whose design changes every year and each one has a special story behind it. (2019 was “Newborn Love”, 2020 showed the baby panda had grown a bit and munches bamboo leaves and 2021 he was stronger and wanted to climb trees with his mother)
The 3 gr Gold panda will come in original bullion uncirculated condition.(BU) Struck in 99.9% fine gold, the Chinese Pandas are legal tender in the People’s Republic of China. (face value of 100 Yuan). This 3gr coin mintage has been reduced from 800 000 in 2021 to 500 000 in 2022. So do not miss out and purchase it now through Coininvest!
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