2020 Panda bullion and commemorative coins debut in silver and gold

Kicking around since its debut way back in 1982, the Chinese Panda coin has become a staple of the bullion world in particular, and the annually changing design is always eagerly awaited – reflected in mintages that have risen inexorably over the last decade. As we’re just a couple of weeks away from the Beijing International Coin Exposition, the Bank of China has debuted the 2020 design.

For the 2019 design, the Bank of China started a ten-year design programme that is to tell the story of a Panda. Last years ‘Mother and Child’ depiction has given way to a single juvenile animal as if to suggest the passage of time. It’s quite a subtle thing and is meant to take place over ten years. The 2020 design is pretty nice and will please the faithful, but do little to convert those not enamoured of previous issues.

The same selection of formats as usual. Gold bullion versions come in 1g, 3g, 8g, 15g and 30g weights. Gold proof in 50g, 100g, 150g and 1000g (1kg) weights. The silver bullion coin is available in the 30g size only, with 150g and 1kg weights being struck only in the limited proof format. Mintages are the same as last year, with the exception of the gold proof variants, all of which have seen rises in numbers.

Struck by the Shenzhen Guobao Mint, the Shenyang Mint, and the Shanghai Mint, the bullion coins should be available from the end of November, with the proof following shortly after. They can be pre-ordered at plenty of places, of course, includingmany of our sponsors, so check out the bullion coin tab on our WHERE TO BUY page.

2020 CHINESE PANDA SILVER COIN RANGE

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
10 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 30.0 g 40.0 mm BULLION 10,000,000 NO / NO
50 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 150.0 g 70.0 mm PROOF 60,000 YES / YES
300 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 1000 g 100.0 mm PROOF 20,000 YES / YES
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MINTS DESCRIPTION

Beginning with the 2019 Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coin, the design of the Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coin has opened a design pattern with a decade as a big story. The 2019 version of the Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coin is a pair of mother and child pandas that mark the beginning of a new series of stories. The 2020 version of the Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coin is a continuation of the 2019 story.

REVERSE: Depicts a panda that grew from a young to a ‘child.’ The lively and lovely children’s pandas lie on the slopes and eat and play, showing the beautiful mood of people and nature in harmony.

OBVERSE: Beijing Temple of Heaven prayer hall, and published country name, year.

2020 CHINESE PANDA GOLD COIN RANGE

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
10 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 1.0 g 10.0 mm BULLION 1,000,000 NO / NO
50 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 3.0 g 18.0 mm BULLION 800,000 NO / NO
100 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 8.0 g 22.0 mm BULLION 600,000 NO / NO
200 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 15.0 g 27.0 mm BULLION 600,000 NO / NO
500 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 30.0 g 32.0 mm BULLION 1,000,000 NO / NO
800 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 50.0 g 40.0 mm PROOF 30,000 YES / YES
1500 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 100.0 g 55.0 mm PROOF 20,000 YES / YES
2000 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 150.0 g 60.0 mm PROOF 10,000 YES / YES
10000 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 1000 g 90.0 mm PROOF 1,000 YES / YES