China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold

It’s that time of the year again – the popular Chinese Panda coin has debuted in proof and bullion coin form. In production since 1982, the range has become a staple of the bullion coin market in particular, although rising mintages has seen premiums fall from previously lofty highs. As before, each variant of the coin, and there are twelve of them at present, carries the same design, so choice is down to budget and desire, we guess.

Depicting an adult holding a cub, it’s a decent design and exactly what you would expect from this quite conservative range. The obverse face carries on with the ubiquitous Temple of Heaven design, and we’d have expected nothing less.

The range remains unchanged from recent years. 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 also remain static, with the notable exception of the 30g gold bullion coin. This variant has seen a rise to one-million units, so it looks like China at least, is expecting demand to be healthy this year.

Struck by the Shenzhen Guobao Mint, the Shenyang Mint, and the Shanghai Mint, the bullion coins should be available from 30 October, the proof will debut from 10 December. Those wanting to jump in right now would do well to head on over to LPM, who already have many of the bullion coins up for order.

2019 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

MINTS DESCRIPTION

The People’s Bank of China is scheduled to issue a set of 12 editions of the Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coin of 2019 on October 30, 2018, including 6 Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins (issued on October 30, 2018), and Panda refined gold and silver. Six commemorative coins (issued on December 10, 2018) are the legal currency of the People’s Republic of China.

REVERSE: Panda mother and son, and published amount, weight and fineness.

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

2019 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 20,000 YES / YES
1500 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 100.0 g 55.0 mm PROOF 10,000 YES / YES
2000 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 150.0 g 60.0 mm PROOF 5,000 YES / YES
10000 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 1000 g 90.0 mm PROOF 500 YES / YES
CHINA GOLD COIN CORPORATION