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Panda coins have been struck each year by the China Mint since 1982, and the series is considered to be one of the top five precious metal bullion coin investment options worldwide, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of the American Eagle and the Canadian Maple Leaf. This reputation has been won in a relatively short period of time through innovative and evolving designs, as well as high standards and limited mintages.

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As one of the most recognized modern Chinese coin series internationally, panda coins are the flagship theme of modern Chinese precious metal coins. First issued in 1982, and every year since, panda coins provide refreshing designs each year, unlike almost all competing bullion gold coins and set the standard for all modern Chinese coins. PandaCoins.com is a leading source for collectors and investors to affordably access all types of panda coins, sets and medals & learning resource.

Pandas are struck in both brilliant uncirculated (BU) and proof condition, appealing to bullion investors – who are likely to go for BU coins, as well as collectors and numismatists – who would be more concerned with the proof strikes due to their much higher quality and reduced mintage figures. However there is one aspect of bullion Pandas that makes them stand out from other precious metal coins around the world, making even the BU coins of interest to numismatists and collectors. Unlike the bullion production from other global mints, the China Mint limits the mintage of even it’s bullion coins, and strikes them to a brilliant uncirculated standard as well! This gives them instant numismatic value which increases over time – largely unaffected by price movements in the commodities markets for precious metals. With an ever expanding market for Panda coins, both domestically and internationally, this exclusivity through limiting mintages makes the Panda a wise investment option.

Other global mints make a distinction between their striking standards, differentiating between bullion, brilliant uncirculated (or mint state), and proof; and issuing their bullion coins with mintages numbering over a million. A good example is the Royal Mint in the UK, which produces the British Sovereign coin. Their bullion sovereigns are struck once, with a single die being used for many coins; their brilliant uncirculated coins are double-struck; and their proof coins are struck multiple times, with the die changed regularly and each coin being hand inspected and touched-up by an expert engraver. The China Mint has similarly exacting standards when it comes to proof and brilliant uncirculated coins, but doesn’t concern itself with bullion quality, instead preferring to raise the bar and produce all its bullion coins to brilliant uncirculated (or mint state) standards.

There are now a huge variety of Panda coins struck each year, which can make it seem rather daunting when you’re first trying to decide what to collect or invest in. However, this is one aspect of the Panda series that has made it so popular over the last three decades or so. The broad range on offer means that Pandas are highly accessible, catering to a complete spectrum of tastes and budgets from all over the world. Pandas have been struck in a variety of precious metals, including gold, silver, and occasionally platinum and palladium. Some Pandas are coloured using enamel to create stunning appearances, and some are bi-metallic (gold and silver). The China Mint also produces a whole range of different weights of coin with a variety of mintages, as well as coins struck to different standards of quality.

Aside from the Panda being an iconic and endangered animal, it often causes even the most stern and hard-hearted of people to melt inside when they see them. The designs of Chinese Panda coins hold a similar lure for investors and collectors, who are attracted by the crisp rendering of the Panda and the striking contrast created between the black and white fur – even though only one metal has been used to create this effect. Such is the skill and craftsmanship of the engravers at the China Mint.

The China Mint has also been kept on its toes by a market that has demanded a new design each year (with the exception of the 2001 and 2002 issues which have the same Panda image, causing considerable public outcry in the numismatic community at the time). Many mints around the world tend to sit on their hands when it comes to a design, staying with the same image for a run of several years. However, the China Mint is constantly evolving and developing new ideas, pioneering new techniques to create a variety of effects. For example, they were among the first to utilise the contrast between the frosted and plain finish on coin faces to accentuate the difference between the black and white areas of the Panda.

An annual change of the Panda image rendered on the reverse face of the coin is a constant source of excitement for collectors. There is much speculation and discussion – especially in online forums – about the design in the run-up to the announcement of the next year’s release. This is even more so in recent years due to the Mint’s decision not to include the metallurgic assay on the reverse face of the 2015 issue. Rumours are circulating as to whether the 2016 Panda will return to the usual format or continue this new trend. Speculation is also rife that the China Mint will be moving away from issuing their coins by weights according to the long-established imperial system of troy ounces, instead preferring a metric system of weights and measures. This is an exciting time for the Chinese Panda coin, and seasoned collectors or beginners alike will surely want to get involved at this critical juncture for this renowned and iconic series.

We can place panda coins into three broad categories: brilliantly uncirculated (also known as ‘BU’), proof and commemoratives.

BU panda coins have traditionally been more of a defensive investment. Their values tend to correlate closely with daily precious metal prices. For example, the current year BU gold panda coins are always released in five sizes: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz and the premium over gold spot price is generally 6-20%. The larger 1 oz coins have the lowest premium whilst the high costs to produce coins, mean that the smallest fractional coins weighing just 1/20 oz have the highest premium.

Some key date coins have premiums many times larger than the value of their metal content however. BU panda coins are still very collectible by nature and the competition to assemble sets by collectors with the very limited supply of some coins means that values vary tremendously by coin size, year and of course condition.

Proof panda coins and commemorative pandas (which include medals) are, on the other hand, a more aggressive investment. The mintage is typically lower than BU panda coins and designs highly sought after. They have a higher premium or cost of ownership relative to the gold or other precious metal contained. They are also in high demand by collectors, therefore have higher potential for appreciation over a shorter period of time.

Here at PandaCoins.com, we have panda coins of all types from 1982 to present that fall within these three categories. We pride ourselves on the quality of the coins we offer and our 100% satisfaction guarantee backed by free shipping, insurance and returns.

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13 Reasons to Own A Panda Coin

Panda coins are among the most diverse of all coins, different scenes each year – many different sizes and metals including gold, platinum, silver, bimetallic

People from all countries are attracted to owning Chinese panda coins but why? Here are 13 reasons to own a panda coin.

1/ Rarity: Panda coins are released in very limited quantities

2/ Inherently valuable: they are at a minimum worth the value of the precious metals contained but often, considerably more

3/ Unique: the coins change design each year – the 2014 coin will be different from the 2015, 2016 and so on. In more than thirty years, only once have the China Mint kept the same design (2001/02)

4/ Discreet: Chinese Panda Coins are a discreet way of owning something very valuable in a small space. Easily portable on your person within a country or around the world

5/ Liquid: Like all precious metals, Chinese Panda Coins are instantly liquid if and when you wish to sell

6/ Recognizable: Panda coins are the flagship series of the People’s Bank of China and known the world over

7/ Collector Pool: the number of potential new collectors entering the market for panda coins in years ahead could be mind-blowing. China after all has a population approaching 1,400,000,000 people and more millionaires than any country except the United States. (http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/10/china-now-has-more-millionaires-than-any-country-but-the-u-s/)

8/ Proven Asset Class: as Chinese panda coins have been in existence for more than thirty years, the data is there to show they have outperformed almost any other modern coin there is, from any Mint worldwide

9/ Charm: let’s face it, who isn’t in awe and drawn to one of the most majestic creatures in the world?

10/ Collectible: given the change of design of each year, investors and collectors – sooner or later – want to assemble assets. Sets may be all sizes of a particular year, usually 5-coin 1.9 oz sets for gold pandas or instead, one size across all years e.g. 1982 to present 1/10 oz gold panda set.

11/ Cost: Owning panda coins doesn’t have to be an expensive investment or hobby. In fact, many people start off owning 1 oz silver panda coins in the $30-100 range.

12/ History: When you hold a Chinese panda coin in your hand, you own a piece of history. We often sell coins to people wanting something to commemorate a year and what better way is there to do so?

13/ They make Great Gifts: For the person who has it all or for the person who has nothing, Chinese panda coins are excellent choices for gifts and presents to commemorate all occasions.

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13 Reasons to Own a Panda Coin

Panda coins are among the most diverse of all coins, different scenes each year – many different sizes and metals including gold, platinum, silver, bimetallic

People from all countries are attracted to owning Chinese panda coins but why? Here are 13 reasons to own a panda coin.

1/ Rarity: Panda coins are released in very limited quantities

2/ Inherently valuable: they are at a minimum worth the value of the precious metals contained but often, considerably more

3/ Unique: the coins change design each year – the 2014 coin will be different from the 2015, 2016 and so on. In more than thirty years, only once have the China Mint kept the same design (2001/02)

4/ Discreet: Chinese Panda Coins are a discreet way of owning something very valuable in a small space. Easily portable on your person within a country or around the world

5/ Liquid: Like all precious metals, Chinese Panda Coins are instantly liquid if and when you wish to sell

6/ Recognizable: Panda coins are the flagship series of the People’s Bank of China and known the world over

7/ Collector Pool: the number of potential new collectors entering the market for panda coins in years ahead could be mind-blowing. China after all has a population approaching 1,400,000,000 people and more millionaires than any country except the United States.

8/ Proven Asset Class: as Chinese panda coins have been in existence for more than thirty years, the data is there to show they have outperformed almost any other modern coin there is, from any Mint worldwide

9/ Charm: let’s face it, who isn’t in awe and drawn to one of the most majestic creatures in the world?

10/ Collectible: given the change of design of each year, investors and collectors – sooner or later – want to assemble assets. Sets may be all sizes of a particular year, usually 5-coin 1.9 oz sets for gold pandas or instead, one size across all years e.g. 1982 to present 1/10 oz gold panda set.

11/ Cost: Owning panda coins doesn’t have to be an expensive investment or hobby. In fact, many people start off owning 1 oz silver panda coins in the $30-100 range.

12/ History: When you hold a Chinese panda coin in your hand, you own a piece of history. We often sell coins to people wanting something to commemorate a year and what better way is there to do so?

13/ They make Great Gifts: For the person who has it all or for the person who has nothing, Chinese panda coins are excellent choices for gifts and presents to commemorate all occasions.