2016 China 15 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)

2016 China 15 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)

Gold Panda coins are among the only bullion coins to feature a yearly changing design. In 2016, this series changed to match the metric system. The 1/2 oz Gold Panda has been replaced with this brand new 15 gram Gold Panda, still containing .999 fine Gold

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 15 grams of .999 fine Gold.
  • Individual coins come in original mint sealed plastic from the People's Bank of China. Multiples of 10 come in mint sealed sheets.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing encircled by "People's Republic of China" in Chinese closed off by the year of issue, 2016.
  • Reverse: Features a single panda resting on a tree branch.
  • Guaranteed by the People's Bank of China.

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Enhance your existing Chinese Gold Panda collection with this highly sought after coin. Add the 2016 15 gram Gold Chinese Panda coin to your cart today!

The Chinese Gold Panda is cherished by people all around the world for its high Gold content and its various designs that always feature the beloved black and white panda. First issued in 1982 by the People’s Republic of China, these bullion coins are made of .999 fine Gold. These Gold bullion coins are struck at various mints across China including the Beijing Mint, the Shenzhen Mint, the Shanghai Mint and the Shenyang Mint.

In 2016, to better appeal to international investors and collectors, the sizes of the coins were changed from troy ounces to grams. Although not exact conversions, the new sizes are the closest metric equivalent to ounces. These sizes now include: 1 gram, 3 grams, 8 grams, 15 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams and 150 grams.

The Chinese Gold Panda is among the few bullion coins to change its design annually, with one exception. In 2001, a freeze of the design was announced, so coins produced in 2001 and 2002 had identical designs. However, after customer protest, China reverted back to its original policy and in 2003 the coin had a new design. The reverse of the coin always features at least one panda, usually in its natural habitat. Since its issuance, the obverse of the coin has featured the iconic Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

The Temple of Heaven was constructed from 1406 to 1420 by the Yongle Emperor who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City, the Temple of Sun, the Temple of Earth and the Temple of Moon. The Temple of Heaven was built so the emperor could pray to the heavens for a bountiful harvest. The symbolism within the temple is as beautiful as the building itself. The entire temple is surrounded by two walls that divide it in half. The northern half is circular in shape, representing Heaven, while the southern half is rectangular, representing Earth. The Hall of Prayer has four inner, twelve middle and twelve outer pillars that represent the four seasons, twelve months and twelve traditional Chinese hours respectively. There are four main supportive, dragon-shaped pillars that each represent a different season and twelve internal pillars that symbolize the lunar months. The dark blue roof tiles represent Heaven and the Seven-Star Stone Group represents the seven peaks of Taishan Mountain, a place the classical Chinese dedicated to worshipping the heavens. In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and was praised as “a masterpiece of architecture… [that] had a profound influence on architecture and planning in the Far East for many centuries.”
Customer Reviews of 2016 China 15 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)
2016 China 15 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)
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BU Panda, but poor packaging

By  Kwhale

from Haines, Alaska

2.0

I liked this coin in silver and bought a few BUs a couple years ago. But I didn't have any gold ones. So, I bought 4 of these 2016, 15 gram gold Pandas. After close examination they look good, but the plastic(sealed) packaging is what leads one to believe they are flawed. The capsuled silver Pandas present well, but these gold" sealed in plastic from the peoples bank of China" are more like a Walmart example of a BU coin. Try to imagine BU gold Buffaloes sealed in irregularly cut plastic squares. I am thinking of sending them back, or buy some capsules for them but don't know what that would do to the BU rating. As with anything, it's all in the presentation.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Panda

By  Bad Bob

from Cherry New Jersey

5.0

I love pandas.........

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Scratches on my Panda

By  Pandamonium

from Palmetto, Fl

2.0

I just received my 1/4 gram gold panda coin. Even though it's in a sealed package, it has multiple scratches. BU? more like BS !!! I've recently opened some other APMEX 20 pc Silver Maple Leafs (BU, BS) and noted 2 with good sized scratches. APMEX is a bit higher price than other companies, I WAS using APMEX for there reputation/ratings. I think I'll shop around.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Truly a brialliant coin,

By  GBR

from Fort Worth, Texas

5.0

I love the Panda , its a true symbol of taking your time, and slowing down, just as the Panda does, as it foraging through the forest.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

1/2 oz Panda 2016

By  Ronyx

from LA

5.0

Great value for low over spot price

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

not so sealed

By  jordan

from Gig Harbor Wa

4.0

the coin arrived in good condition, i'm just not happy with the "mint sealed plastic" I paid twenty extra dollars for, since it's all scratched and has a crack in it. I would exchange this but i'm afraid I will get a damaged coin in a non-damaged seal.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Poor Condition

super transaction.

By  j

from ar

5.0

great coin and dealer.

A lot of gold for a good price.

By  Aristotle

from USA

3.0

Very nice pure gold coin I got close to spot, so I can't complain. Good birthday gift to myself. However, there are some marks on the backside of the coin, on the mirror finish near the temple. Otherwise, I would have given a perfect rating. I am overseas and can't really do anything about it. I do recommend this product regardless of the sensitive mirror finish marks on the back, as this is to be expected I suppose with 24k mirror finish coins, and as it's value will increase more so than other gold bullion.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Great looking coin!!

By  Roger

from Houston

5.0

I really like this Chinese panda coins, you can get them at a reasonable price when they first come out and they always appreciate in value within the first year since there is great demand for them worldwide.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

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