Introduced in 1982, the Chinese Gold Panda coins have been available on an annual basis since that time. The coins were available in 1982 as 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold specimens, with a 1/20 oz gold specimen added in 1983. In 2016, the series shifted away from Troy oz to Grams and has continued that way in the years since. Now, 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Coin arrives inside of a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
- 36th year of issue for the Chinese Gold Panda coin!
- Limited availability of certified perfect coins!
- Contains 30 Grams (.9645 Troy oz) of .999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of 500 Yuan by the People’s Republic of China.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Includes a First Strike label.
- Obverse features the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests.
- Reverse depicts the face of a Giant Panda.
The 2016 switch from Troy oz to Grams as the unit of measurement for the Chinese Panda bullion coins resulted in the 1 Troy oz gold coin becoming the 30 Gram gold coin. The coin’s diameter and actual weight in Grams dropped with the change. The 1 Troy oz gold coin had a total weight of 31.103 Grams and a diameter of 32.05 MM.
With the switch to Grams, the new 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coin had a lighter overall weight at 30 Grams even and a slightly smaller diameter of 32 MM in total. The thickness of the blank remained the same and the face value was unchanged.
Obverse designs on the 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coin feature the façade of the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. This structure was built in the Temple of Heaven Complex between 1406 and 1420.
Reverse imagery on the 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins includes the front-facing relief of a Giant Panda. The Giant Panda is a unique species of bear native the central highlands of China and it is shown here gazing at bamboo leaves it is holding in one of its paws. The Giant Panda subsists largely on bamboo, with the plant making up more than 95% of its diet.
These 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins are available to purchase today inside of protective plastic slabs. The coins have a Mint State 70 certification that indicates the presence of full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind on the coins. The included First Strike label means the coins were received within 30 days of release from the Chinese Mint.
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