First introduced in 1982, the Chinese Gold Panda's charming imagery and 24 karat gold composition proved to be a winning combination and ensured its status as a favorite among collectors. With its low mintages and annually updated designs featuring the adorable giant panda, it remains one of the most popular coin series in the world today.
The coin's obverse, which remains unchanged from year to year, features the Temple of Heaven with the words People's Republic of China inscribed above in Chinese. Completed in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is a Taoist shrine located in the heart of Beijing that was originally constructed to host ceremonies of prayer for a good harvest.
The design for the reverse of the 1986 Gold Panda features an adult panda bear foraging for bamboo. Native to the mountains of central and western China, the giant panda's diet consists almost entirely of bamboo.
Struck in 1/10 of an ounce of .999 fine gold and minted to precise specifications, these flawless 1986 Chinese Gold Pandas are graded MS70 by ANACS, one of the most trusted coin grading services in the United States. These eye-catching coins are sure to become fast favorites of yours to own… and to proudly display.
Weight: 3.1103 g
Diameter: 17.95 mm
Thickness: 1.05 mm
Composition: .999 Fine Gold