The China Panda Gold Coin Series has been issued by the People's Republic of China since 1982. The Panda gold coins are not sold within China, but are available for sale through bullion dealers in most countries outside of China. The coins have become very popular with collectors and investors worldwide. The motif of the panda changes every year, except for 2001/2002, when both issues showed the same panda motif.
The 2008 China Panda Gold Coins are 999/1000 pure and available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz sizes.
Since the first edition, the motif page shows the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. The motif is framed by a set edge area. The Temple of Heaven is a UNESCO world heritage site and the most famous landmark in China. The emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties use the Temple of Heaven to pray for good harvests. Chinese characters for "Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo" are displayed on the outer edge, which translates "People's Republic of China". The year of issue "2008" is displayed below the temple.
The value page shows two pandas, a mother and her cub. The cub can be seen playing in the background, while the mother is observing on all fours in the foreground. The scene is pictured in front of an abstract bamboo grove in the background. In a visually contrasted area in the lower left quarter, the face value of 500 Yuan can be seen. Information on size, metal and purity "1oz Au .999" are marked in the upper left quarter.
Edition and dimensions
A total of 150,000 China Panda 1oz gold coin were minted in 2008 at a thickness of 2.7 mm and a diameter of 32 mm.
Country of origin: China
Year of issue: 2008
Fine weight: 31.103 g
Scratch resistance: Poor
|Country of Origin||China|
|Issuer||China Gold Coin Incorporation|
|Gross Weight||31.10 grams|
|Denomination (oz)||1 oz|
|Year of issue||2008|
|Face value||500 Yuan|
|Packing||sealed in original Packing|
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