After having the same panda design in 2001 and 2002 this year has a new panda motif reverting back to the annual changing panda designs. The 2003 edition has an edge bar and is made from 999/1000 fine gold.
With a darkened background with a lighter sky The Hall of Prayers for Abundant harvest In the Temple of Heaven is shown. The design is shown with Chinese characters reading on the top on a widened edge bar “People's Republic of China”. The year of issue “2003” is shown at the bottom in large numerals.
An adult panda holding and eating a bamboo shoot in a bamboo forest. All minting details are then shown above the panda to the right. Chinese characters display size, “1/2 oz”, metal “Au” and purity ”.999”. At the base are the nominal value of “200” and sign for “Yuan”.
A total of 25,000 coins were minted.
½ oz coin has 27mm diameter.
Coin thickness is 1.85mm
|Country of Origin||China|
|Issuer||China Gold Coin Incorporation|
|Gross Weight||15.55 grams|
|Denomination (oz)||1/2 oz|
|Year of issue||2003|
|Face value||200 Yuan|
|Packing||sealed in original packing|
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