Chinese Panda Coins (1982-Date)
Our Chinese Panda coin collection features some of the most popular bullion coins in the world: silver Pandas and gold Pandas issued by the People's Republic of China. The obverses of both the silver and gold Panda coins display the famous Temple of Heaven in Beijing's Forbidden city, while their changing reverses depict the native Chinese giant panda. With a new reverse design each year, it's easy to see why they are worldwide collector favorites. The various depictions of adorable pandas and cubs also make these unique coins a great gift choice for young collectors. Order one of our Chinese Panda coins for sale to take home this iconic global collectible!
Silver Pandas vs. Gold Pandas
Though both series feature the beloved giant panda in a new reverse design each year, silver Pandas and gold Pandas have some distinct differences beyond their colors and compositions.
Introduced in 1983, popular 10 Yuan silver Panda coins are larger than a traditional U.S. silver dollar and beautifully accented by a selectively frosted finish. Silver Pandas were originally minted in 27 grams of 90% silver. However, to better match international standards, coins dated 1987-2015 were struck in 1 troy oz. (31.1 grams) of 99.9% pure silver. The weight was changed yet again in 2016, and today silver Pandas are struck in 30 grams of 99.9% silver.
Gold Panda coins were introduced in 1982, a year before silver Pandas. And like their silver counterparts, 99.9% pure gold Pandas have seen many changes. Originally struck as 1/10 oz., 1/4 oz., 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. coins, today gold Pandas coins are minted in five denominations, ranging from 10 Yuan (1 gram) to 500 Yuan (30 grams).