Collectors and bullion investors all over the world have helped make the Gold Panda one of the most popular modern gold coins in existence. These legal tender coins are designated with a face value of 500 Yuan. Each coin contains 30 grams of actual gold weight (AGW) and is struck from .999 fine gold. The new 2018 Chinese Gold Panda 30 Grams Coin, sealed in its original plastic from the state mint of China, is now available at Gainesville Coins!
The annually updated reverse design shows a close-up image of a panda from the shoulders up. Stalks of bamboo fill the background. The top and bottom of the design both feature an exergue containing a pattern of bamboo leaves. The weight and purity "30 g Au .999" is inscribed at the top rim while the denomination is placed at the bottom rim.
On the obverse, the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests is shown. In an outer ring around the image, the issuing country "People's Republic of China" is inscribed in Chinese characters. The year-date "2018" appears at the bottom rim. The coin is 32 mm across, 2.7 mm thick, and has a reeded edge.
The panda has long been an important symbol of Chinese wildlife, as the species is native only to one small region in the country and is not found in the wild anywhere else in the world. The popularity of the 2018 30 Gram Chinese Gold Panda and issues from previous years is due to both its high-quality gold content and its adorable panda designs. Each coin comes sealed in its original plastic packaging from China's official state mint.