The Chinese Gold Panda bullion coins are among the most popular gold coins on the market. Issued by the People's Republic of China since 1982, the Chinese Gold Pandas are .999 fine gold. Several Chinese mints produce the Chinese Gold Panda bullion coins, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Shenyang.
The obverse design of the Gold Panda coin depicts the image of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Unlike many gold bullion coins, the reverse design of the Chinese Gold Panda changes each year. Though varying each year, the reverse nevertheless always depicts the rare yet well-known animal inhabiting China: the panda. Loved worldwide for its distinctive coloring, natural and unstrained appearance, meek temperament, and innocence, the panda celebrated on this coin gives the Gold Panda bullion coin series an endearing touch.