The Chinese Gold Panda coin is the official gold bullion product of the People’s Republic of China. Introduced by the Chinese Mint in 1982, the Gold Panda coin series is the third oldest among modern bullion coins behind only the South African Krugerrand and Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. Right now, 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in individual mint-sealed plastic or multiples of 10 in mint-sealed sheets!
- 37th issue of Chinese Gold Panda coins!
- Contains 30 Grams (.9645 Troy oz) of .999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of ¥500 (Yuan) backed by the People’s Republic of China.
- Obverse includes the image of the Giant Panda species.
- Reverse features the outer façade of the Temple of Heaven.
- Guaranteed by the People’s Bank of China.
Each 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but production flaws from the coining process are possible. These are limited to minor issues such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
Chinese Gold Panda coins represent one of the few gold bullion coin series released annually that feature a new design on the obverse each year. The only year in which a design was repeated was 2002, when the Chinese Mint reused the 2001 design.
On the obverse of all 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins you’ll find the image of the lovable Giant Panda. The species of bear is native to China and found in the wild predominantly in the highlands of central China. A well-known symbol of the nation, the panda is a unique bear species in that nearly 99% of its diet comes from herbivorous sources such as bamboo.
The term Giant Panda is used colloquially to refer to the panda species, not so much as a nod to its impressive size, but as a means of differentiating it from a species of animal known as the Red Panda, which has the features and size of a fox.
All 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins have the same reverse design used in the series since 1982. The Temple of Heaven features on this face of the coin, with the engravings around the outside rim bearing the nation of issue in Mandarin and the year of issue in Arabic Numerals.
The Chinese Mint produces all Chinese Panda bullion coins, both gold and silver. The 2018 release marks the third year of issue for the new metric-weight coins. In 2016, the Chinese Mint switched away from the Troy ounces weight to metric weights for measurements, making the 30 Gram coin the replacement of the former 1 Troy oz coin.
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