The gold bullion coins of the Chinese Panda Series have been available annually as of 1982. The program started with four weights in 1982 and added a fifth weight in 1983. In the intervening four decades, the series has seen the face value of the coins change in 2001 and both the weights and diameters change in 2016. From one of the world’s most popular gold collections, you can now buy 2021 3 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives inside of a plastic pouch from the Chinese Mint!
- 40th year of issue for Chinese Gold Panda Coins!
- Contains 3 Grams (.0964 Troy oz) of .999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 50 (Yuan) by the People’s Republic of China.
- Obverse depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests.
- Reverse includes the new image of two Giant Pandas for the 2021 release.
From 1982 to 2000, the Chinese Mint issued the five coins of the Gold Panda Series with lower face values than you will find on the coins today. Initially, the weights of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz gold had face values of 100, 50, 25, 10, and 5 Yuan, respectively. After 2001, the coins took on the greater face values as featured on the coins now. These include 500, 200, 100, 50, and 20 Yuan.
Other changes that occurred in the series came in 2016. All five of the coins saw the weights changed from Troy oz to Grams. The 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz coins became the 30 Gram, 15 Gram, 8 Gram, 3 Gram, and 1 Gram coins. These 3 Gram coins, the former 1/10 oz gold coins, have lighter weight and marginally wider diameter. The previous 1/10 oz coin had an actual weight of 3.1103 Grams and a diameter of 17.95 MM, while the new 3 Gram coin has a smaller weight with a larger 18 MM diameter.
Obverse fields on the 2021 3 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins come with a depiction of the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests. The building is the central piece of the Temple of Heaven Complex in south-central Beijing and it has featured on the obverse of the coins each year since 1982.
Reverse design elements on the 2021 Chinese Gold Panda Coins include an image of two Giant Pandas. The native bear species from the central highlands of China has notable black-and-white fur. In this year’s design, a small cub is depicted climbing up the trunk of a tree as an adult panda supports with a paw as it climbs.
These 2021 3 Gram Chinese Gold Panda Coins are available to you with individual, sealed plastic pouches and come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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