The Bank of China issues its 2021 Panda, the third in a new 10 year journey for the title star

Rapidly approaching its 40th anniversary, the iconic Chinese Panda coin is back in bullion and proof form yet again. A popular series that predated much of the new interest in annually changing designs, it has grown in size and quality ever since, becoming an eagerly awaited entrant in the numismatic calendar.

For the 2019 release, the Bank of China introduced a new ten-year ‘story’ for the coin designs which would follow the panda from birth, through its life. This is the third and shows a rapidly growing panda cub learning the tricks of survival from its mother. The BoC describes it as “showing the beautiful mood of harmony between man and nature”, which is kind of comical given the country haas systematically destroyed its environment, an attitude it seems keen to export. The coin is actually one of our favourite designs in the series to date, incorporating a level of intricacy that is a bit above the more simplistic designs of late, and we suspect the multi-panda designs are more popular with collectors.

An expansive range of sizes, but those familiar with previous years will see nothing unusual here. Everything from sizes to mintages are as last year. The same selection of formats as usual. Gold bullion variants 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 only in the controversial 30g size, with 150g and 1kg in the limited proof format.

Struck by the Shenzhen Guobao Mint, the Shenyang Mint, and the Shanghai Mint, the range is officially released tomorrow, but you can pre-order from dealers now, including some of our sponsors.

2021 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

Starting from the 2019 version of the panda gold and silver commemorative coin, the design of the panda gold and silver commemorative coin opened a design model with a big story of ten years. The 2019 version of the panda gold and silver commemorative coin is a pair of mother and child pandas. The coin theme of “New Love” marks the beginning of the new series. The pattern of the 2020 version of the panda gold and silver commemorative coin is a continuation of the story of the 2019 version. It depicts a panda that has grown from a cub to a “child”. The lively and cute baby panda lays on the slope while eating and playing, showing the beautiful mood of harmony between man and nature. The baby panda on the 2021 version of the panda gold and silver commemorative coin has grown up again, his limbs have become stronger and stronger, and the range of activities has expanded day by day. The mother began to lead her children to learn to climb trees. This “juvenile panda” bravely climbed the tree with the encouragement of his mother, and finally got a panoramic view of the vast green mountains and green waters.

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

2021 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
CHINA GOLD COIN CORPORATION