Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coins – Quick Fact Sheet

Front/Obverse
Rear/Reverse

Gold bullion coins direct from the People’s Republic of China feature some of that proud nation’s most significant symbols. More importantly, Chinese Panda gold coins are one of many bullion investments seeing extraordinary interest due to their purity and status as China’s official gold bullion coin.

Continue reading for some quick facts, investment insight and a brief history of the Chinese Panda gold bullion coin.

Chinese Panda Gold Coin - Quick Facts and Brief History

Type Bullion (Investment)
Mintage Annually since 1982 by the People’s Republic of China
Weights / Denominations 1 troy ounce Chinese Gold Panda(500 Yuan face value), 1/2 troy ounce(200 Yuan), 1/4 troy ounce(100 Yuan), 1/10 troy ounce(50 Yuan), 1/20 troy ounce(25 Yuan)
Front Design The Chinese Panda’s obverse side features a front shot of the Temple of Heaven, one of China’s oldest Taoist temples located in Beijing. Across the top is an encryption that reads “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo,” which means "the People’s Republic of China." The year of issue appears across the bottom of the coin. The Gold Panda’s front design has remained the same since the gold coin’s introduction.
Rear Design The reverse design of the Chinese Panda gold bullion coin changes from year to year (with the exception of the 2001 and 2002 issues). Each year, the rear design features a different panda, one of China’s most prized creatures.
Brief History First introduced in 1982, the Chinese Panda gold bullion coin has been minted yearly ever since. Only gold mined within China is used for these coins. Several mints across this large country produce the Gold Panda, but unlike coins minted in the United States, there are no visible signs to identify where a particular coin came from.
Why buy?

Gold bullion coins like the Chinese Panda are highly valued for their purity and consistent production. Many small gold investors also like the Chinese Panda because of its availability in very small denominations including 1/20th of a troy ounce. Investors within China and across the globe trust the Chinese Panda as a source of stability and a hedge against potential inflation.

Gold Bullion Content 99.9% pure gold
Other Specifications

1 troy ounce Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin

  • Diameter = 32.05 mm (1.26 in.)
  • Thickness = 2.70 mm (0.106 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 1-troy ounce (31.102 grams)
  • Reeded Edges
  • Face Value = 500 Yuan

1/2 troy ounce Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin

  • Diameter = 27.00 mm (1.06 in.)
  • Thickness = 1.85 mm (0.072 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 1/2 troy ounce (15.552 grams)
  • Reeded Edges
  • Face Value = 200 Yuan

1/4 troy ounce Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin

  • Diameter = 21.95 mm (0.864 in.)
  • Thickness = 1.53 mm (0.060 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 1/4 troy ounce (7.776 grams)
  • Reeded Edges
  • Face Value = 100 Yuan

1/10 troy ounce Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin

  • Diameter = 17.95 mm (0.707 in.)
  • Thickness = 1.53 mm (0.041 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 1/10 troy ounce (3.110 grams)
  • Reeded Edges
  • Face Value = 50 Yuan

1/20 troy ounce Chinese Panda Gold Bullion Coin

  • Diameter = 13.92 mm (0.548 in.)
  • Thickness = 0.83 mm (0.033 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 1/20 troy ounce (1.555 grams)
  • Reeded Edges
  • Face Value = 25 Yuan

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