The Chinese Panda coin is a series of gold bullion coins issued by the People’s Republic of China. This coin is 24 karat gold and has a face value of 100 Yuan. The mint introduced the Panda gold bullion coins in 1982. Each year of production, other than 2002, the reverse design of the panda coin has changed and has therefore enabled the Chinese to build a steady demand regardless of gold price fluctuations.
Many astute investors believe Panda premiums could rise significantly over the coming years due to growing demand linked into China’s rise as an economic powerhouse. With their modest premiums these coins can offer a viable bullion alternative.
The obverse features the Temple of Heaven with Chinese characters on top saying “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo” meaning People’s Republic of China. If the issue is a commemorative issue of the Chinese Panda coin, the theme will be marked below.
The Reverse shows different portraits of pandas that change every year, other than the one exception in 2002.
The Panda coin
Face Value: 100 Yuan
Gold Content: 1 ounce (31.103g)
Purity: 99.99% (24 karat)
Gross Weight: 31.1036g
Coin Diameter: 32.103mm
First year of issue: 1982