Chinese Gold Pandas

Chinese Gold Pandas

The Chinese Gold Panda is one of the oldest continuous gold bullion programs globally, starting in 1982, rivaled only by the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf for its enduring presence.

Key Features:

  • Available in 1 oz weight from 1982 to 2015.
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure gold, varying in condition.
  • Face value of ¥500 (Yuan), backed by the People’s Bank of China.
  • Obverse showcases annual Panda designs.
  • Reverse features the timeless Temple of Heaven image.

Chinese Gold Panda coins stand apart from typical annual gold bullion releases. Unlike mints using identical designs yearly on both sides, the Chinese Mint changes the obverse design motif annually, while the reverse remains constant.

The obverse consistently presents the Giant Panda species found in China’s south-central highlands. Each year’s design offers a fresh portrayal, except for 2001 and 2002 coins that shared the same design.

Meanwhile, the reverse of all 1 oz Chinese Gold Panda coins displays the Temple of Heaven, a 15th-century building in south-central Beijing. This temple is part of a larger complex comprising religious and social gathering sites.

The obverse of the Chinese Gold Panda coin showcases varying designs of the Giant Panda annually, maintaining certain recurring elements.