The Gold Pandas were first minted in 1982 in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins. In 1983, they introduced the 1/20 oz sized coins.Some years also include 5 oz and 12 oz Gold coins. In 2016, The People's Republic of China began minting Gold Pandas in the metric system sizes to better suit the international appeal of the coins. Each year, the design of the panda changes making them highly collectible.
The only year they didn't change design was 2002, which used the same design as 2001. Collectors spoke up about this halt in the design changes, and the annual design changes resumed in 2003.
The People's Republic of China issues and guarantees the quality of each Gold Panda coin. Gold Panda coins are minted from several mints each year.Those mints include but are not limited to Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Shenyang. Mint, these Chinese Mints do not incorporate mintmarks to distinguish the difference between each mint every year. Some years such as 1987 do feature a "Y" mintmark or "S" mintmark. The mints are also known for having minor differences in the design of the coin such as font size, small date, large date and designs of the temple in certain year's mintages.
With the annual change in design, and unique mint variations, the price of Gold Pandas has appreciated over time making them highly sought after by collectors and investors alike. To add to their collectibility, the People's Republic of China issue specialty designed Gold Panda coins for coin expositions. These designs usually feature similar panda designs with extra scrollwork or other design enhancing features along with the expositions name and variations in the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests designs.1,359 Item as described. Rec'd item, looking forward to doing business with again.
The item "China 30 gram Gold Panda BU (Not Sealed) SKU #96309" is in sale since Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "apmex" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.