Chinese Gold Panda Coins
Issued by the People's Republic of China since 1982, the Chinese Gold Pandas are .999 fine Gold. In 2016, the People's Republic of China began minting Gold Pandas in metric system sizes to better suit the international appeal of the coins. These gram sizes replaced the troy ounce sizes of previous dates in the series.
While not an exact conversion, the new gram sizes provide the closest metric equivalent to the similarly sized ounce counterparts:
*1 oz replaced by 30 grams
*1/2 oz replaced by 15 grams
*1/4 oz replaced by 8 grams
*1/10 oz replaced by 3 grams
*1/20 oz replaced by 1 gram
Prior to 2016, the Gold Pandas are typically available in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz sizes. However, the Gold Chinese Pandas are also available in larger sizes, such as 5 oz, 12 oz, and kilo sizes. Several Chinese mints produce the Chinese Gold Panda bullion coins
, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Shenyang.
The obverse design of the Gold Panda coin depicts the image of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Unlike many Gold bullion coins, the reverse design of the Chinese Gold Panda changes each year. Though varying each year, the reverse nevertheless always depicts the rare yet well-known animal inhabiting China: the panda. Loved worldwide for its distinctive coloring, natural and unstrained appearance, meek temperament, and innocence, the panda celebrated on this coin gives the Gold Panda bullion coin series an endearing touch.