The Chinese Gold Panda is one of the world’s longest running gold bullion programs. First introduced in 1982, only the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf has been struck on a continual basis for a longer period of time. Right now, Gold Club Direct offers the 1 oz Chinese Gold Panda Coin for purchase from random release years in varied condition.
Each 1 oz Chinese Gold Panda coin available today through this product listing is in varied condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
Chinese Gold Panda coins aren’t like all of the other gold bullion annual releases. While some sovereign mints use the exact same design each year on both sides, the Chinese Mint uses only the same design motif on the obverse each year, with the reverse remaining the same in each release year.
The Giant Panda species of bears, herbivores found throughout south-central highlands of China, always feature on the obverse. However, the specific design set on this side of the coin is changed annually to focus on the panda species in a different light with each new release in the series. Only the 2001 and 2002 coins used the same design.
On the reverse of all 1 oz Chinese Gold Panda coins is the image of the Temple of Heaven. Located in south-central Beijing, the Temple of Heaven was built in the 15th century and is just one building in a larger complex of religious buildings and social gathering sites.
The obverse of the Chinese Gold Panda coin features varying designs of the Giant Panda. Each year there is a new design, but certain features remain year after year. For example, the background field typically features a bamboo wall and the face value of the coin in Yuan is always listed on this side.
Through this product listing, you are guaranteed to receive a Chinese Gold Panda coin weighted 1 Troy oz, which was used from the coin’s introduction in 1982 until 2015. Starting in 2016, coins in this series were switched to Grams for weight measurements. Gold Club Direct cannot guarantee the year of issue or design of the coin you receive, only that each will be in varied condition.