Peace, harmony, wealth, and abundance—only gold can transform these pinnacles of our transitory existence into something permanent and beautiful that we can clasp in our hands: the prized Chinese Gold Panda coin.

The 30 Gram MS-70 2016 Chinese Gold Panda Coin: A National Treasure

With a composition of nearly pure gold and a beloved Chinese symbol embossed on each side, it is no wonder the 30 Gram MS-70 2016 Chinese Gold Panda coin is a national treasure. The obverse of the coin features the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven; among the oldest of the Taoist temples, the structure consists primarily of three layers of cloud-colored eaves ascending toward the heavens.

Chinese characters float above the image proclaiming, “The People’s Republic of China” and the year, 2016, is inscribed below. On the reverse side sits a plump panda hugging a tree, the colors of its black-and-white body—oft compared to the harmony and peace of yin and yang in balance—clearly depicted.

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The Chinese Gold Panda Coin: Coveted for Nearly 35 Years

Gold’s value is timeless, but the design of the Chinese Gold Panda coin changes annually, which, combined with its official status as legal tender, makes this coin especially sought-after by savvy collectors around the globe. Face values range from 20 to 500 yuan. The MS-70 2016 Chinese Gold Panda coin is the first to be measured in grams rather than Troy ounces (the equivalent of one Troy ounce is about 30 grams), and it comes in sizes of 30 grams, 15 grams, 8 grams, 3 grams, and 1 gram. Many numismatics consider this switch to gram sizes as exciting and highly significant!

Interesting Facts about the 30 Gram MS-70 2016 Chinese Gold Panda Coin

  • Since the first coin was issued in 1982, the artwork for the panda has been different every year except for two: 2001 and 2002. The change was met with public outcry, and the Chinese government quickly reverted to the beloved tradition of rotating designs every year.
  • Only gold produced in China is minted for these panda coins, and they are minted once a year.
  • The highest mint status possible, MS-70 indicates that a coin is uncirculated and at 100 percent full luster, making the Chinese Gold Panda coin as extraordinary and rare as the eponymous and endangered creature it depicts.

Coin Specs for the 30 Gram MS-70 2016 Chinese Gold Panda Coin

Diameter 32.05 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Composition 99.9% pure gold
Weight 30.00 g
Face value 500 yuan

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