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PCGS MS-70 FS Gold Pandas

The Chinese Gold Panda MS-70 PCGS (First Strike) series features low populations and unique designs, which add to their increasing value over time. These Gold Panda examples have extremely low populations because they received the highest grade possible from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and were among the first coins shipped from the Chinese Mint.

Investor Advantages:

  • Annual design changes featuring an iconic animal, produced consistently since 1982.
  • Coins are flawless in condition with no imperfections (MS-70).
  • First Strike designation guarantees the coin was shipped from the mint within the first 30 days of production.
  • For 2015, out of a mintage of 1,000,000 coins, only 384 are listed by PCGS with a perfect MS-70 grade with the First Strike label.

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PCGS MS-70 FS Gold Pandas obverse

Enjoy the Lasting Value of Physical Gold in Gold Panda Coins

Gold Chinese Panda coins feature stunning designs that make them an eye-catching addition to any coin collection. This PCGS MS-70 First Strike Gold Panda is a valuable choice, with its perfect grade and .999 fine Gold content. The mint ships these First Strike coins within 30 days of production, ensuring their quality and detail preservation. With PCGS encapsulation for added protection, the coin's perfect 70 condition is guaranteed. The People's Republic of China releases a new Panda Gold coin every year. The changing designs on these coins add to their intrigue and interest, making them an issue that buyers await with great anticipation each year. Chinese Panda Gold Coins are legal tender in China, making this pristine and preserved coin particularly valuable. As each Gold Panda coin ages, its value and rarity will increase.

Except for 2001 and 2002, the Gold Panda coin has featured a distinct design every year. There are, however, many elements that remain consistent. The obverse always features the Temple of Heaven in Beijing in relief. The top of the coin has Chinese characters which read "Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo," which means "People's Republic of China." Along the bottom, the year is clearly stamped.

The reverse is where you will find the distinctive Panda Coin design of the year. As the name suggests, this always includes a panda or group of pandas. Chinese Gold Panda buyers eagerly await the release of a new design each year and scramble to get their hands on a preserved condition of the Gold Panda before the year is out.

Begin investing in Chinese Gold Panda coins today and you can return each year for the next edition. Invest in physical Gold with fascinating imagery with Chinese Panda coins.


Premium Appreciation Over Time

This Premium Appreciation Over Time matrix gives you a better idea of how the PCGS MS-70 FS Gold Pandas are trending with approximate value increases.* The percentage of change is an indicator of increased value over time.

All premiums are dollars over the spot price.


The additional cost of a coin or bullion item, over and above the spot or metal price of the Precious Metal contained in the coin. The premium includes the costs of fabrication, distribution and a minimal dealer fee. Rare coins carry an additional premium representing numismatic value, which is based on scarcity, quality, demand and intangible factors.

Coin Premium Appreciation

Over time (usually at least 3-5 years after release), the premium of a particular coin may increase due to limited availability or other factors such as demand and quality of the coin.

Introductory Premium

APMEX’s initial premium above the spot or melt price at the time of a coin’s release.

Current Premium

The premium or additional cost of a bullion coin above and beyond the metal value of the Precious Metal it contains.

Buy Back Premium

The premium above spot or metal price that APMEX is currently paying to buy back a given item. These premiums are subject to change based on market conditions, inventory position, and quantity to be bought back.


Refers to the number of coins struck by a mint per release of a particular coin. This will vary by mint, year, design and size.


The total number of coins graded by a specific grading service for a particular coin, grade, and label combinations.


The total number of coins graded by a specific grading service for a particular coin, grade, and label combinations.

Grading and Warranties

Our company uses the numerical Mint State (MS) grading system, which rates uncirculated coins from MS-60 to MS-70.

Typically, the higher the grade, the better the quality of the coin and in turn, the higher the value. The grade assigned to a coin reflects its strike, luster, marks, scratches and overall eye appeal. Grading is a subjective art and depends on the opinion of the person grading the coin or currency. Thus, grading can and does vary from numismatic coin firm to numismatic coin firm, from grading service to grading service, and from expert to expert. A difference of one grade (e.g., MS-64 to MS-65) can result in a significant change in the valuation of a numismatic coin or currency. Grades and descriptions of numismatic coins and currency are opinions, not statements of fact or guarantees, and are based on standards and interpretations in place at the time of grading.

When you acquire a coin or currency from APMEX that is independently graded by a third-party grading service such as Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), APMEX relies entirely on the expertise/determination of the grading service. In addition, we rely upon definitions provided by these independent grading services, including definitions of such terms as PCGS' "First Strike®" which refers to coins packaged and delivered by the U.S. Mint in the thirty (30)-day period following the initial sales date of a new product. We do not re-grade or independently evaluate the product's grade in its sealed holder. APMEX reserves the right to deliver independently graded coins that have been graded by an independent grading service of APMEX's choice such as PCGS or NGC. APMEX guarantees that the numismatic coins and Precious Metals it sells are genuine. APMEX expressly disclaims any other warranties with respect to coins or Precious Metals, express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. See our User Agreement for a full disclaimer of warranties.

Premium Appreciation

You should know that different market factors may influence the price of a specific Precious Metal or the associated premium. For example, the price of a numismatic coin may be affected by such factors as grade, scarcity and marketplace demand, while the price of a bullion coin is closely tied to the spot price for the metal content of the coin as well as year-specific mintages. Past performance and growth projections for one type of Precious Metal may not apply to other types of Precious Metals that APMEX may offer.

Holding Period

Our experience suggests coins of specific quality or scarcity that have demonstrated historical premium appreciation tend to do so at least 3 to 5 years after the coin was produced. Market conditions and other factors will always impact the future value for coins, and therefore premium appreciation should never be considered to be guaranteed.

Our Prices

Our prices are set internally based upon our analysis of a variety of factors and are not necessarily tied to the prices quoted by any other organization. Prices are subject to change based on market conditions.
  APMEX acts as a dealer and generally owns the Precious Metals it buys and sells.


All investments involve risk and Precious Metals are no exception. The Precious Metals market is speculative, unregulated and volatile, and prices for these items may rise or fall over time.

APMEX generally classifies coins as bullion, semi-numismatic and numismatic. Some coins may fall within more than one category, depending on their specific grade or condition. Other dealers and organizations may define these terms or classify these coins differently.

Precious Metals generally have a premium above their melt value. Premiums may increase or decrease based upon current market conditions such as supply and demand. Changes in premiums may affect a Precious Metal’s pricing beyond changes in spot prices.

Precious Metals can go down as well as up in value. These items may not be suitable for everyone. APMEX does not determine the suitability of any specific person to purchase Precious Metals. You should consult with your independent financial advisor regarding whether such an investment is right for you. You should not acquire any products from APMEX if you are not competent or qualified to make your own financial decisions. You should obtain a thorough understanding of the Precious Metals products before you acquire these products as a collector or investor.

The investment value of Precious Metals depends in large part on the price you pay. If you are acquiring any of APMEX's products as an investment, you should evaluate its current market value, potential for appreciation and liquidity, and consult independent sources regarding these factors. APMEX does not guarantee that any client will be able to sell Precious Metals at the original purchase price or a higher price in the future.

APMEX is not responsible for any changes in tax laws or other statutes which may affect any profit or salability of your coins or currency.


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What People Are Saying

Untouched in the sealed plastic; impressive workmanship; generally don't like coins that have changing designs annually. This one is the exception - really impressive stuff.
Jack from Mississippi
Bought my first 1oz panda coin. 2012 Coin is beautiful and a great investment. I plan to buy one every year from APMEX from here forward!
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