2016 Gold 3 g China Panda
New for 2016, the China Mint has taken another bold step with the release of the first-ever metric Pandas! The previous system of Troy ounces has been replaced by the metric system of grams. This 2016 3 gram Gold China Panda coin is another stunning example of the unique designs, which have made the series very popular. Created by the mint of the People’s Republic of China, this year’s release will be treasured by bullion collectors and investors alike.
The 2016 reverse design features a full profile of a panda, comfortably reclining on a tree branch, with both arms wrapped around the branch. In the background stands a wall of bamboo shoots. The obverse displays an inset image of the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Beijing Temple of Heaven. Inscriptions include, “People’s Republic of China” in Chinese, encircling the top rim. The release year is at the bottom.
The 3g coin has a fineness of .999 fine gold. It measures 18 cm in diameter and has a face value of 50 Yuan. Every coin is guaranteed to be in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The unique design and the high-quality craftsmanship will ensure this coin’s premium value throughout the years.
- New for 2016: Contains 3 grams of .999 fine gold.
- Stunningly attractive design.
- Obverse: The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (The Temple of Heaven) of Beijing is depicted. Inscriptions include the Chinese characters for “People’s Republic of China” and the year.
- Reverse: Features a full profile of a panda, comfortably reclining on a tree branch, with both arms wrapped around the branch. The background includes a wall of bamboo plants. The face value of 50 Yuan is also shown, as is the new weight and purity “3 g Au .999”.
- Individual coins come in protective plastic flips.
The Gold Pandas were first minted in 1982, and were an immediate success worldwide. Each year, the design of the panda changes, making them highly collectible. The series’ standing in the world bullion market has continued to increase. This has resulted in coins becoming recognized as a dependable store of value. From its inception the series has been released in Troy ounce weight increments. Beginning with 2016, all China bullion releases have changed to the Metric standard.
The panda in Chinese culture is recognized as a symbol of peace and friendship. What’s not to love about a bullion series dedicated to one of the most adored animals in the world?