Panda coins have been struck each year by the China Mint since 1982, and the series is considered to be one of the top five precious metal bullion coin investment options worldwide, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of the American Eagle and the Canadian Maple Leaf. This reputation has been won in a relatively short period of time through innovative and evolving designs, as well as high standards and limited mintages.


Aside from the Panda being an iconic and endangered animal, it often causes even the most stern and hard-hearted of people to melt inside when they see them. The designs of Chinese Panda coins hold a similar lure for investors and collectors, who are attracted by the crisp rendering of the Panda and the striking contrast created between the black and white fur – even though only one metal has been used to create this effect. Such is the skill and craftsmanship of the engravers at the China Mint.