Gold Chinese Pandas are one of the world’s only bullion coins to feature yearly changing designs. Each year focuses on the iconic panda, loved around the world and beautifully depicted in .999 fine Gold.
- This set contains 1.9 oz of .999 fine Gold.
- NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of each coin.
- Labels of our choice.
- Early Releases label ensures this coin was received by NGC within the first 30 days of the coin's release.
- Obverse: Depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing encircled by the phrase "People's Republic of China" in Chinese closed off by the year of issue, 2015.
- Reverse: Features a single playful panda munching on bamboo, resting against a wall of bamboo trees.
- Guaranteed by the People's Bank of China.
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Notably different for 2015 is the absence of the weight and purity listed on the reverse. Despite this, each coin will still contain .999 fine Gold.
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.”
Enjoy Sustained Value from Gold Panda CoinsGold Panda coins are more than little pieces of art; they will retain their value, or perhaps become more valuable, many years after you make your purchase. The encapsulation packaging will keep the coins in their ideal condition, protecting your investment. If you want to further safeguard your investment, you can buy protective storage boxes from APMEX.
As a numismatist, you understand the craftsmanship that goes into remarkable coins. As you admire your new Gold Pandas, you can marvel at their perfect condition, preserved by their journey from the China Mint. The care that has gone into perfecting these Gold Pandas is something that every admirer of Precious Metals can appreciate.
Invest in NGC MS-70 ER Gold Pandas from APMEXWhether you are an investor, a collector, or both, you will appreciate the value you gain when you purchase NGC MS-70 ER Gold Panda coins. Each of these coins contains.999 fine Gold. The Early Release (ER) designation signifies that NGC received the coins within 30 days of their initial release. Adding to the value, the coins bear a perfect MS-70 condition, which is among the highest possible condition ratings for coins. These coins are a wise purchase. You can display them proudly or add them to an investment portfolio.
The Background of Gold PandasWhen you receive your Gold Pandas, one of the first features you will notice is the design. The reverse of the coins always features the signature animal of the People's Republic of China, but the specifics of the image change from year to year. In 2016, the design featured a Giant Panda relaxing on a branch. The 2015 design featured the animal snacking on bamboo, and the 2014 design showed the panda leisurely resting its paws on a branch against a bamboo backdrop. Issued since 1982, the coins feature many designs that collectors will appreciate.
The obverse of all Gold Pandas features the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven, an iconic landmark in Beijing. How did these Precious Metal treasures first come into being? The story dates back to the 1970s, when many powerful nations began producing bullion products. China began participating in 1982 when they debuted the Gold Panda coins. The first edition was available in the following four weights: 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz. These coins have grown in popularity since the first strike and are now a staple in many collections around the world.
These Gold Pandas make a fine addition to any portfolio or collection. Additionally, the coins are available in other weights. The largest available size is 1 kg (about 2.2 lbs), with a face value of 10,000 yuan (about $1,480 USD).
Collectors and investors can appreciate the value of MS-70 ER Gold Pandas. These coins complement other bullion coins from around the world that feature animals, such as the popular African Wildlife Series. Browse the APMEX selection to uncover the perfect pieces to add to your portfolio.