Chinese Panda 1 oz Gold Coin History
Brought to us by the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Panda 1 oz gold coin is one of the most beautiful coins on the market. The Shenzhen-Guobao Mint of China has released the 2015 edition of its acclaimed Gold Panda coin series. Since its original release in 1982, the Chinese Gold Panda Coin has become one of the most recognized pieces of currency, both in China and across the globe.
The Gold Panda Coin is composed of 1 troy ounce of .999 fine gold with a legal tender face value of 500 Yuan. The 1 ounce Chinese Panda Gold coin measures 32 mm in diameter and 2.70 mm in thickness.
Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz Coin Specifications:
- Brilliant Uncirculated
- Mint Shanghai
- Mint Started 1982
- Face Value 500 Yuan
- Purity 0.999
- Gold content 1 troy oz.
- Thickness 2.7 mm
- Diameter 32 mm
- Obverse: Showcases the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvest in the Temple of Heaven encircled with the phrase People’s Republic of China” along with the year issued.
- Reverse: Features the great gold panda leaning over eating bamboo in field of bamboo.
Chinese Gold Panda coins were first introduced by the government in China in 1982 in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz weights. After just one year, a 1/20 oz coin was added to the program. Today, the standard program consists of 5 and 12 oz coins, as well.