Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz
Investment potential, popularity and charm combine to make the Brilliant Uncirculated Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz coins a top choice for buyers. The Chinese Gold Pandas are available in .999 fine gold in sizes from 1 oz down to 1/20 oz as well as a .999 fine 1 oz silver coins. The Chinese Gold Panda series began in 1982 with the issuance of four sizes of gold coins. These portray a seated Panda holding a bamboo stalk. The new coins quickly became a favorite of collectors and prices for the first year’s coins rose dramatically. In 1983 the first silver Panda was minted. The China Mint also surprised everyone by changing the coins’ design. This practice continues to the present day and helps keep interest in the series high. Each year collectors eagerly await the latest coins. Many buyers wish to own at least one example of each year’s design and seek out both new and older coins to form sets. By many measures Chinese Pandas are the world’s most popular animal. They are used as symbols for everything from cars to kitchenware. Part of their charm is their tranquil nature and distinctive coloring. In keeping with this Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz coins often feature images of animals peacefully munching on their preferred diet of bamboo leaves. Indeed, according to the artists who design the coins the Panda is meant to be a symbol of peace and friendship between China and the rest of the world. Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz coins were originally export items intended to only be sold outside of China. The largest markets were the USA, Japan and Germany. However, over the last 15 years China itself has become the biggest market for Pandas. Today Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz coins are sold not only in coin shops, but also on TV and in bank branches. This coincides with the country becoming one of the world’s largest consumers of gold. The ever-expanding Chinese market holds the promise of greater demand for Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz coins in the years to come. It also supports prices and provides depth to the market. All in all Chinese Gold Panda 1 oz coins offer one of the best and most interesting ways to invest in gold and silver bullion. They offer guaranteed purity, international recognition, a liquid market and the added bonus of strong interest from coin collectors.
Author: The Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide, featured writer in NGC eNews , “The Panda Collector” column in World Coin News. Publisher of China Pricepediamonthly price guide.
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