Gold Chinese Panda

Chinese Panda Gold coins, a globally revered bullion product, are produced in .999 fine gold by PRC mints in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Shenyang.

General Details

If you’re looking for Gold bullion at its absolute finest, you probably can’t do any better than the Gold Chinese Panda. Backed by the Chinese government and a proven long-term favorite with worldwide investors, the Gold Panda should be near the top of the list for any serious collector.

Coming in a variety of sizes, the Panda’s one troy ounce version is perhaps the most collectible. It serves as a legal tender in China, carrying a face value of 500 Yuan (RMB). These coins are also eligible for Precious Metal IRA accounts, adding yet one more good reason to pick these up whenever you can to diversify your holdings.

History of the Gold Chinese Panda

The PRC minted its first gold coins featuring the iconic panda bear in 1982, in a variety of sizes. The single troy ounce was generally the largest coinage, although occasionally a five-ounce and twelve-ounce edition were struck. A temporary freeze on the coins halted production early in this millennium, but customer demand for their return proved so overwhelming that the Chinese government relented and re-initiated production. Such demand should give you an inkling as to this beautiful product’s sustained collectibility.

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The panda, of course, is perhaps the most iconic animal associated with China. Suitably, then, it is the panda’s cuddly, winsome image that graces the obverse side of the coin, while the venerable Temple of Heaven in Beijing, one of the country’s oldest houses of worship, is depicted on the reverse side.

Gold Chinese Panda coins are minted at a few different facilities in China. All are backed with a guarantee by the Chinese government. There are subtle inconsistencies between the different mint locations: some coins feature a shinier finish, while others are slightly more scrupulous in their detail. But overall the quality of the coin is excellent no matter where it was struck.

As always, Midas Gold Group is more than happy to advise prospective buyers on whether this coin is right for your collection. Midas Gold Group is proud to be one of only a very select few dealer entrusted as a direct distributor for the Central Mint of the People’s Republic of China. We are your direct source for the iconic Chinese Panda gold coins.


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Gold Chinese Panda
1Denomination500 Chinese Yuan
3Composition.999 fine gold
4Diameter (2001–2015)
Diameter (from 2016)
1.2618 inches (32.05 mm)
1.2598 inches (32 mm)
5Weight (2001–2015)
Weight (from 2016)
1.0000 troy oz (31.103 g) (Fractionals available)
0.9645 troy oz (30 g) (Fractionals available)
7DesignCheng Chao
8MintMint of the People’s Republic of China
9Years of MintageSince 1982
10IRA EligibleYes
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