Chinese Gold Panda Coin

The Chinese Gold Panda is the official gold bullion coin of the Republic of China. It’s high purity gold and beautiful designs each year make it a highly desired coin for collectors, and it has been released annually since 1982. Continue reading to learn more about this valuable bullion coin, its history, and why it has become so popular.


Front / Obverse

On the front of the Chinese Gold Panda coin sits the Temple of Heaven. This temple is one of China’s oldest and is located in Beijing. The Chinese lettering across the top spells out “The People’s Republic of China,” and the year the coin is released is printed at the bottom.

Rear / Reverse

The back design for the Chinese Gold Panda changes with each new year’s release (except for 2001 and 2002 which share the same design). Each new design features a giant panda, one of China’s most cherished animals. This year’s design features a panda sitting and eating a stalk of bamboo.
Designer: Changes with each new release



The Chinese Gold Panda coin was first released in 1982, and it has been minted each year ever since then. Only gold that is found in China can be used to create these beautiful coins. These coins are prized for their high gold purity and yearly release.

Adored by people from different countries all around the globe, China’s giant panda is one of the rarest and most endangered bears in the world, and it has become a powerful symbol for species conservation. The panda resides in the mixed forests of Southwest China and primarily feeds on the leaves, stems and shoots of the bamboo plant.