In the early 1980s, China was one of the first entrants into the bullion coin market with its Gold Panda series. Offered in a variety of sizes annually, this year's 2018 3 Gram Chinese Gold Panda (Sealed In Original Mint Plastic) features another fresh design of a panda along with 3 grams of fine gold content for the cost-conscious buyer. Each coin bears a 50-yuan face value as legal tender and is struck from .999 fine gold.
The coins are noted for the panda design on the reverse, which is updated each year to generate collector interest. The latest design for 2018 shows a zoomed-in view of a panda set against a background of bamboo stalks. The texture of the panda's fur is rendered in exquisite detail. Floral patterns of bamboo leaves are placed at the top and bottom of the coin. Inscriptions set against this pattern include the denomination of 50 Yuan at the bottom rim and the specifications "3 g Au .999" at the top rim.
On the obverse, a part of the famous Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing known as the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is depicted. Above the building, the issuing country is indicated in Chinese characters across the top rim, while the year of issue "2018" appears at the bottom rim. The coin has a diameter of 18 mm and uses a reeded edge design.
The 2018 Chinese Gold Panda 3 Gram Coin provides an affordable opportunity for any collector or investor to add a modest amount of gold to their holdings. These coins are easily portable and traded all around the globe. Shop for Chinese Gold Panda Coins at Gainesville Coins while they are still available in stock!