Among the most acclaimed coin collections to have been produced by the People’s Republic of China is the Chinese Gold Panda Coin Series. This series was originally released in 1982 as the nation’s official gold bullion coin. This upcoming year (2015), the mint will be releasing its 33rd installment to this exquisite collection, which includes the 2015 1/4 oz Chinese Gold Panda Coin. With a gold purity of .999, this striking piece is appropriate for investment purposes, including IRA contributions. Coins with a weight of 1/4 oz possess a legal tender face value of 100 Yaun. Each coin included in this collection has been carefully preserved in its newly minted condition and are available in their original packaging from the Chinese Mint.
Gracing the obverse of the coin is the eponymous giant panda, seated on the floor of its forest home. It is depicted enthusiastically feasting upon its favorite food, bamboo leaves. Appearing behind the animal is a fence composed of bamboo shoots. From the plush texture of the panda’s fur to the distinct shape of the bamboo’s foliage, wildlife enthusiasts will undoubtedly be impressed by the skillful rendering of both this iconic creature and its native habitat. Please note that beginning this 2015, the coin’s weight and gold fineness will no longer be engraved unto its obverse due to the series’ transition in size from troy ounces to grams.
The reverse side of the coin transports viewers from the country’s dense forests to the city of Beijing for a view of the sacred Temple of Heaven. Great care has been taken by the mint’s resident artists to assure the accuracy of each architectural element, including the temple’s staircases and its mutli-tiered gables. Appearing beneath the temple is the coin’s mintage year, while the Chinese phrase “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo” (“People’s Republic of China”) is engraved along the coin’s border.
Whether as a gift or as an investment, the 2015 1/4 oz Chinese Gold Panda Coin will make a charming addition to any collection.
Points computation: 1 coin = 0.30 points