2016 China 1 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)

2016 China 1 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)

In 2016, the popular Chinese Panda series changed slightly to match the metric system. The 1/20 oz Gold Panda was replaced with this brand new 1 gram Gold Panda, still containing .999 fine Gold.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 gram 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.

Enhance your existing Chinese Gold Panda collection with this highly sought after coin. Add the 2016 1 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 1 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)
2016 China 1 gram Gold Panda BU (Sealed)
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Not sure on this one

By  M. Goniea

from Hartland, Michigan

4.0

This is the first year for the change in the 1/20th oz Panda's, they are smaller and have less gold content than previous years, still the same price however, Not sure why the change, but I don't think I care for it.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

First gold

By  mstewa

from NC

5.0

This coin is the first bit of gold we have purchased. The amount of detail they can put in such a small coin is amazing. It is a really small coin but a good first stop in the gold coin market.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Why buy Panda Coins? Look at their track record

By  Jack

from Chicago, IL

5.0

Why pay over $80 for a 1 gram coin? Look at all years of the panda coin releases. See what I am seeing? Each and every year they go up in price. Semi Numismatic! Don't freak out over the price above spot. That doesn't give the full story about the value of certain coins. They cost more and they sell for more which makes you more in the long run. Period.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Great Coin - way over priced

By  Frank

from Seattle, Wa

3.0

Ok buy one, maybe two.. but 1 gram for 82$ really?? .

Pros

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

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