For those buying gold coins on an annual basis, the Chinese Gold Panda is a well-known option. First made available to precious metals buyers in 1982, the Gold Panda coin has proven a stable commodity to both investors and collectors with its bullion and proof coinage series. Adding to the collection, the Chinese Mint often releases these coins as special editions for coin shows and other numismatic events. Today, 2018 15 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a mint-sealed plastic form, with multiples of 10 in mint-sealed sheets!
- 37th release of Chinese Gold Panda coins!
- Contains 15 Grams (.4823 Troy oz) of .999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of ¥200 (Yuan) is fully backed by the People’s Republic of China.
- Obverse carries the annual design of the Giant Panda, an iconic native species of China.
- Reverse depicts the Temple of Heaven along with nation of issue and face value engravings.
- Gold guaranteed by the People’s Bank of China.
Change is nothing new in the Chinese Gold Panda collection. For both the silver and gold coins for sale in this collection, the Chinese Mint regularly rotates the obverse design of the panda bear to depict the creatures in a new relief with each passing year. Only 2001 and 2002 have seen the same design repeated.
However, 2016 brought change unlike the program had ever seen. After three decades of release with the commonly used Troy ounces for weight measurements, the People’s Republic of China brought the coinage in line with national use of the metric system. The Troy ounce coins were replaced by equitable coins in Grams, with the 15 Gram Chinese Gold Panda coin representing the former ½ oz gold.
Your 2018 15 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coin is in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, but can present with minor flaws from the production process at the mint. These flaws range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
On the obverse is the latest design of the Giant Panda. This species of bear is endemic to south-central China’s highland regions, often living away from everyday contact with mankind and subsisting largely on a diet of plants such as bamboo. Engravings on this side of the coins include the face value, weight, metal content, and purity of the coin.
The reverse of all 2018 15 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins retains the familiar Temple of Heaven design. Constructed between 1406 and 1420, the religious complex for Taoists didn’t take on the name Temple of Heaven until the rule of the Jiajing Emperor during the 16th century.
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