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1 g Chinese Panda 2017 Gold Coin

Tavex is pleased to offer the Chinese Gold Panda, the most popular gold bullion coin from the ... read more
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105 BGN

Introduction

Tavex is pleased to offer the Chinese Gold Panda, the most popular gold bullion coin from the People’s Republic of China. Introduced in 1983 as legal tender by the Chinese Central Bank, it is the first gold bullion coin to vary the design of its main motif, an aspect highly appreciated by collectors. Since 2016 the weight of Panda coins is expressed in grams instead of ounces. Containing a gold purity of 99.9%, the Chinese Gold Panda coin exhibits a graceful portrait of a gentle and serene panda bear, a Chinese national symbol and one of the world’s rarest animals. Smaller sizes of Panda gold coins are perfect gifts or collection items.

Made with a unique engraving method, the Chinese Gold Panda coin diffracts bright and darker shades of gold, an exceptional aesthetic representation of the panda bear’s black patches and white fur. These artistic features, coupled with the coin’s high quality, have contributed to making the Chinese Gold Panda coin one of the four most sought after investment-grade gold bullion coins in the world. For those who are keen on acquiring Chinese Gold Pandas as an investment, Tavex, as an official distributer for Europe, is able to offer market leading quotes for any desired quantity of this significant gold bullion coin.

Why Buy

  • Chinese Gold Panda coins have considerable upside potential. Sought after by collectors because of their limited annual mintage and varying design, Chinese Gold Pandas fetch considerable premiums in the secondary market.
  • Chinese Gold Panda coins are money. Deemed legal tender by the Chinese Central Bank, the Gold Panda coin is exempt from Value Added Tax inside mainland China.
  • The Chinese Gold Panda coin is internationally recognised. Being the only legal tender gold bullion coins in the world to portray a Panda Bear, an endemic animal to China, assures investor recognition worldwide.
  • Gold Pandas are 99.9% pure gold. In many ways it is more exciting to hold a Gold Panda in your hands than an alloyed gold coin. Unlike alloyed gold, pure 24 karat gold has a lustrous gold colour and being of higher density it also has a better heft or “feel” to it.
  • Chinese Gold Pandas are the equivalent of savings. Gold Pandas are an ideal choice for any type of long-term investor who appreciates the security and stability of owning physical legal tender gold coins.
  • Chinese Gold Panda coins are perfect gifts. Smaller sizes of Chinese Panda gold coins make lovely gifts because of their superior quality and abbordable price.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    176 BGN
  • Buyback price
    105 BGN
  • Your risk now
    71 BGN

Fact: gold price in BGN has risen 35.2% in the last 10 years. The lowest price was 1684 BGN/oz and the highest 4234 BGN/oz. Current world market price is 3311 BGN/oz

 The price and premium of Chinese Gold Panda coins

Compared to American Eagles, Austrian Philharmonics, Canadian Maple Leafs, and other well-known legal tender gold bullion coins that have been minted from their inception in unlimited quantities, Chinese Gold Pandas have an annual limited edition, although subject to change. This, coupled with the changing panda bear motif, has contributed to making older dated issues fetch a considerable collector’s premium in the secondary market. In 2014, as a response to heightened demand, the Chinese Central Bank increased the annual mintage limit of the most popular 1 ounce weight to one million pieces per year, the highest ever. While the larger supply has somewhat dampened the premium on the 2014 Panda coins in the secondary market, this could prove to be a perfect window of opportunity for longer-term investors given the potential upside these coins carry.

The future value and premium appreciation of Chinese Gold Panda coins are supported by several conclusive facts, the first and most obvious being that they are China’s only legal tender gold coinage. It should also be considered that there are 1.35 billion Chinese and the current mintage limit of one ounce Gold Panda coins is set at 1 million pieces per year, while the United States has a population of 320 million and is currently minting on average 850,000 pieces of the one ounce American Gold Eagle coin per year. Secondly, the legislation that allowed free market pricing of gold and that enabled Chinese citizens to invest and trade in the metal has only been around for a little more than a decade, leaving further room for gold’s popularity in China to grow. The third reason concerns the distribution of Chinese Gold Pandas inside mainland China which has until recently been under direct state control, meaning that only government affiliated institutions could sell these coins, resulting in a highly ineffective and illiquid market. This has now changed and bullion dealers and financial institutions are able to facilitate the trade of these coins. Fourthly, the Chinese government is making a concerted effort to promote gold ownership, something you will not see in western countries. Lastly, China is now the world’s biggest gold consumer, with demand set to increase further in the coming years, which will further promote the liquidity and transparency of the Chinese gold market and this will directly benefit Gold Panda coins.

In 2016 a new era for Panda coins began - the usual investment gold weight system of Troy ounces was replaced by metric system of grams at the request of Chinese internal market. The face values of the coins stayed the same. So currently the coins are issued in 5 sizes: 30 g, 15 g, 8 g, 3 g, and 1 gram. Although the 2015 Panda coins are measured in ounces, they bear no weight nor gold content inscription probably due to the transition to new system.

Chinese Gold Pandas marked the beginning of the country’s bullion market liberalisation

Contrary to most major western economies, China never used gold but rather silver as the primary anchor for its monetary system. The monetary system based on silver served the country for several centuries, but the onset of the Great Depression in conjunction with the rise of communism in the 1930s led the authorities to abandon it in favour of a pure paper standard. To support the new fiat system, legislation was introduced which stipulated that circulating monetary silver had to be turned over to the authorities in exchange for the new paper currency. In spite of the new harsh rules, commercial trade of silver and ownership of jewellery and antiques made out of gold was still allowed, albeit only for a short period. In the late 1930s, the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War and the rivalry between the Communist and Chinese establishment forced the authorities to proclaim a ban on precious metals ownership in any shape or form.

This ban would be in place for five long decades before the Chinese Government made an economic and philosophical turnaround regarding its domestic bullion market with the introduction of the Chinese Gold and Silver Panda coins in 1982 and 1983 respectively. From these years onwards, the Chinese authorities would slowly begin to loosen the restrictions that had been put in place since the 1930s. Besides being a symbol of the country’s liberalisation of the precious metals market and the economy itself, the Gold Panda coin also marked the subtle beginning of a long-term plan to make gold bullion, for the first time in the country’s modern history, the foundation of China’s new monetary system.

The Chinese Panda Bear

The decision to use the iconic panda bear as the coin’s main motif has played a major part in the successful promotion of Chinese Gold Panda coins. The panda bear is an animal endemic to central China and is characterised by the black patches around its eyes and ears. In spite of its charming and peaceful nature and its status as a Chinese national symbol, panda bears are unfortunately very rare animal. Due to deforestation and commercial farming, large parts of the panda bears’ natural habitat have been destroyed and thus the population of pandas living in the wild has dwindled by some estimates to only 2000 individuals. In the past decade, extensive conservation efforts have been made by the Chinese Government to stem the declining panda bear population. Although still an endangered species, the conservation efforts are believed to be working as scientific surveys show that the population of wild pandas has started to recover. 

The Chinese Gold Panda was first introduced in 1982 and Silver Panda in 1983, both have since been in continuous production, with the exception of 1986 when no silver Pandas were issued. Chinese Panda coins have been manufactured at three different locations: 

 

*Shanghai Mint 1982-2004 

*Shenyang Mint 1985-1999, 2003-2004 

*Shenzhen Guobao Mint 1999-2002, 2005 onwards 

 

The Shenzhen Guabao Mint is a subsidiary of the People’s Bank of China (China’s Central Bank).

Product weight in grams
1.001
Gold weight in grams
1
Fineness
999
Gold weight in troy ounces
0.03215
Diameter (mm)
10
Thickness (mm)
-
Face value description
10 yuan
Manufacturer
China

Obverse

The obverse portrays the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO world heritage site that consists of a complex of religious buildings located in the central parts of Beijing. Above the Temple of Heaven is a text in Chinese that means “People’s Republic of China” and inscribed at the bottom is the year of mintage.

Reverse

The reverse depicts a sitting panda holding a bamboo shoot, with a bamboo forest in the background. The face value of 10 yuan is on the left of the panda bear. The weight “1 g” and the gold content marked “Au .999” are inscribed at the bottom.

Packaging

Each coin is sealed in original mint durable plastic packaging.  

Supported delivery methods

When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose one of the following options:

  • delivery to address by Econt
  • delivery to Econt office
  • delivery to address by a secure (incasso) vehicle
  • pick them up from a Tavex office

Delivery by Econt might take up to 1 working day, and delivery by a secure vehicle – up to 3 working days.

You are welcome to come and pick-up your products from the office you chose during checkout at the same day after we have received your payment.

In all instances, you need to present a valid ID to collect the products.Take into consideration that the client, the payer and the recipient must be the same person.

Insurance

The package is fully insured, and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, we will re-ship the items or refund your money.

Packaging

The products are encased in protective wrapping and placed in a discreet, unbranded padded package.

Delays

If a delivery delay occurs or if the ordered product is out of stock, we will always contact you by email or phone to give you details about the delivery.

Shipping prices

Prices of “Delivery to address”, and “Delivery to Econt office” are based on the total cart price. You can see detailed price information during checkout before you submit the order.

“Delivery by a secure (incasso) vehicle” to any location in Bulgaria costs 30 lv. regardless the total cart amount.

Safe delivery

Each shipment is discreetly packed and fully insured , so you can order products online without fear.

High stock availability

Most Tavex products are always in stock and therefore Tavex can deliver quickly and pick up on the same day at top prices on the market. Tavex is the official partner of the world’s largest mints, such as Perth Mint Australia, Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich), China Great Wall Coins Investments Ltd., PAMP Suisse and Valcambi refineries – market leaders in gold bullion production – but also of many other gold refineries and dealers.

Low prices

Thanks to over 25 years of experience and large transaction volumes, Tavex can offer you the best prices on the market. At the same time, you can maximize your return on investment due to the low margins and spreads operated by Tavex.

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