Why does this 100 Yuan 2021 8 g Gold Panda bullion coin deserve a place in your collection?
Releases of the China Mint’s Gold Panda series have been a favorite among collectors since their introduction in 1982. In 2019, the Mint added a twist to its yearly changing imagery, launching a ten-year mini-series following the life of a panda from baby cub to maturity. The 2021 release, the third in the life story series, features a playful cub in its mother’s loving care.
- This 2021 Chinese Panda coin is minted from 8 grams of .999 fine gold.
- The bullion coin measures 22 mm in diameter.
- Mintage of the coin is limited to only 600,000 pieces.
Enchanting 2021 Panda Design by Tong Fang
Obverse: The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests, is showcased on the obverse. The image frame includes the inscriptions “2021” and Chinese characters representing “People’s Republic of China.”
Reverse: The reverse features a pair of pandas climbing a tree, with the mother reaching up to steady her cub’s ascent. The coin’s face value of “100 Yuan” and “8 g Au .999” are inscribed. Chinese artist Tong Fang is additionally credited with the newborn panda image on the 2019 release of the series.
First Releases Mint State 70 Perfection
This 2021 China 8 g Gold Panda ¥100 Coin has been awarded the perfect grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The bullion coin earned the additional First Releases designation for submission to the grading service within thirty days of its release date. The coin is presented in a NGC white core holder accompanied by a certification label adorned with coordinating Temple of Heaven imagery.