The Chinese Gold Panda coins are 999 fine gold and were first introduced in 1982 by the Peoples Republic of China. In 2016 the metric weight system was changed from ounces to grams. The Panda Gold Coin Series comes in 4 fractional coin sizes which include:
- 1/2 oz is now a 15 gram coin
- 1/4 oz is now a 8 gram coin
- 1/10 oz is now a 3 gram coin
- 1/20 oz is now a 1 gram coin
Weight and Size
The official mint of the Peoples Bank of China is one of only a small number of mints that changes the design of the Gold Panda every year. This makes the Panda a popular choice for not only investors but also collectors. The key dimensions of the 15 gram Gold Panda coin are listed below.
|999/1000||15 g||27 mm||200 Yuan|
China issued it’s first design with an image of a Panda in 1982. At that time, the coin sizes included 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz of 999 fine gold. In 1983 the 1/20 oz coin was also added.
An interesting fact about the Panda is that the design varies every year. However, in 2001 China decided to stop the yearly design changes, and as a result the 2001 and 2002 Panda coin designs are the same.
Due to customers preferring the annual design changes, China went back to its original policy of design changes the following year.
The Chinese Gold Panda is a brilliant looking coin with high quality design features. The Panda also has good global brand recognition. Current year Gold Panda coins are typically bought and sold at most reputable precious metals dealers around the world.
Another advantage of the Panda is the varied sizes that investors and collectors can choose from. Because of the many coin sizes, investors have a multitude of price points to select from.
- Country of origin: China
- Embossing year: 2016
- Fineness: 999/1000
- Fine weight: 15 g
- Scratch resistance: Poor
|Country of Origin||China|
|Issuer||China Gold Coin Incorporation|
|Gross Weight||15.00 grams|
|Year of issue||2016|
|Face value||200 Yuan|
|Packing||sealed in original Packing|
|Packing Unit||10 per sheet|
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