The Chinese Gold Panda is a charming series of gold bullion coins introduced by the People’s Republic of China in 1982. The Panda design is actually the back side of the coin and the design changes slightly each year, except for the production years 2001 and 2002 when the Panda design was the same. The picture of the Temple of Heaven, which is on the front side of the coin, has Chinese characters over the top that say “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo” meaning the People’s Republic of China. Collectors asked for a return to annual design changes so the new annual design change was resumed in 2003 and continues to date. You can purchase this amazing gold coin at GovMint .
Chinese Gold Pandas are minted in several locations in China including Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Shenyang. In most instances you cannot determine from the appearance of the coin, where they were minted.
Collection of 2009 Chinese Gold Panda coins:
Chinese Gold Panda coins are .999 fine gold, which is considered 24 karat gold, and come in troy ounce sizes of 1/10th oz., 1/4 oz. 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. In 1983 the 1/20 oz. size coin was added.
Chinese Gold Pandas are legal tender in the People’s Republic of China and currently carry the face value of 25 Yuan, 50 Yuan, 100 Yuan, 200 Yuan and 500 Yuan respectively. From 1982 through 2000 the denominations were 5 Yuan, 10 Yuan, 25 Yuan, 50 Yuan and 100 Yuan. In 1991 a 1 gram gold Panda was minted, with a denomination of 3 Yuan.
The value of the Chinese Gold Panda, based on the gold bullion coin value and not the face value of the currency, is from $109, $186, $445, $880 and $1705 respectively. This value changes with the spot price of gold. Lower price per coin based on volume purchase is available from many coin dealers.
Where to Buy China’s Gold Panda
There are many online stores available for the investors and collectors that are interested in buying the Chinese Gold Panda bullion coin. However, we highly recommend GovMint, the leading retailer of Gold coins worldwide. GovMint also has the largest selection of World Coins on the web. They are US based and have been servicing worldwide collectors and investors for decades. GovMint also has a large selection of rare and antique coins that any serious collector would be interested in.
Alternatively, you can purchase China’s Gold Panda at any popular jewelry store or coin dealer in your area. However, be aware that prices online tend to be lower than prices you’ll find at your local jewelry. Buying Chinese Gold Panda Bullion Coins Online is therefore a most cost-efficient option to own this great coin.