2016 China 8 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)

2016 China 8 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)

In 2016, the widely popular Gold Panda series changed to match the metric system. The 1/4 oz Gold Panda was replaced with this brand new 8 gram Gold Panda, still containing .999 fine Gold.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 8 grams of .999 fine Gold.
  • Each coin comes sealed in the original plastic as issued directly from the People's Bank of China.
  • 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.

Display your Gold Panda in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

Enhance your existing Chinese Gold Panda collection with this highly sought after coin. Add the 2016 8 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 8 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)
2016 China 8 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)
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Amazing investment!

By  Mitchell V.

from Orange County, CA

5.0

This is a beautiful Chinese Gold Panda. It is actually my first Chinese gold coin ever. The striking is nice and crisp, and the variations in the gold and semi mirrored finish on parts of the coin is truly amazing. It comes sealed in the original mint packaging (don't remove this if you are buying!) giving it the genuine look that most unsealed coins don't have. It's worth the buy, I bought it during an APMEX premium reduction sale, and I do not regret it one bit. I only shop here, so this was a real steal for me.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

GREAT COIN

By  Jonathan

from MN

5.0

I love this gold panda collection. The 8 gram / 1/4 oz pandas are nice on the budget compared to the 1 oz. I've been collecting these for a while now. I love that the panda design changes annually and they are in the original mint packaging. Due to the size of the coin, some detail is difficult to see but expected so I also purchase the counterpart in silver 1 oz. APMEX sent purchases fast and indiscreetly. Packaging is incredible.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Very impressed.

By  James

from Texas

5.0

This was my first order from Apmex. My gold panda was delivered way quicker than I expected. The shipping materials were top notch. There was no way this coin was going to be damaged during the shipping process. Great experience for my first purchase from you guys!

Pros

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

ease of purchase and delivery to my home

By  sure

from canton,michigan

5.0

price condition

Pros

  • Mint Condition

EXCELLENT COIN, EXCELLENT PRICE!!

By  Tom

from Pacific North West

5.0

The 8 gram 2016 Chinese Panda is a great buy at 8 grams. It is the only 2016 Panda coin that weighs more then the standard US back fractional ounce weighted coins. The price!!! this current price is well over 10$ less then any where else on the web, (buy it now, before APMEX realizes they are giving it away!

Pros

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

Apmex gets an A +

By  Fred

from PA.

5.0

Real beautiful Gold Panda...love the size...Coin came Gem B.U. Made a special request on this order...and Apmex came through for me! Thanks Much!????

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful coin, great value

By  Heide K.

from Texas

5.0

Value

Pros

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

Favorite Silver Coin, Beautiful

By  DP

from Long Island, NY

5.0

Coin arrived sealed in great condition

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

super transaction.

By  j

from ar

5.0

great coin and dealer.

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