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8 g Chinese Panda 2019 Gold Coin

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Tavex is pleased to offer the Chinese Gold Panda, the most popular gold bullion coin from the ... read more
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444,88 €

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 1982 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. 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. Since 2016 the weight of Chinese gold Pandas is expressed in grams instead of ounces.

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 distributor 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.
  • Gold Panda coins are excellent portfolio diversifiers. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes the Gold Pandas serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    517,02 €
  • Buyback price
    444,88 €
  • Your risk now
    72,14 €

Fact: gold price in EUR has risen 62.28% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 961,20 EUR/oz and the highest 1 902,43 EUR/oz. Current world market price is 1 748,19 EUR/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
8.008
Gold weight in grams
8
Fineness
999
Gold weight in troy ounces
0.25721
Diameter
22
Thickness
-
Face value description
100 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 loving panda bear gently holding a baby panda with beautiful high mountain tops on the background. The face value of the coin is on the left and weight “8 g” and the gold content marked “Au .999” are inscribed at the top of the coin.

Packaging

Each coin is sealed in mint's original durable soft plastic packaging.

Delivery
When placing an order through our online shop, you can choose to have the products delivered to you by Omniva courier or to collect them in person at one of our offices in Estonia.

Delivery by Omniva courier: after we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is within 1 or 2 working days. The Omniva courier will contact you via phone.

Delivery to Omniva parcel machine: after we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is normally within 1 or 2 working days. Please provide your phone number in order to receive SMS notification with a confirmation code when your parcel arrives.

Self pick-up: you are welcome to come and collect your products at one of our offices in Tallinn or Tartu the same day that we have received your payment.

In both instances, you need to bring 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.

Shipment tracking
Once the products have been packaged and sent you will receive instructions and a code to track the shipment.

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

Shipping prices
The shipping charge is 5.16 EUR by Omniva courier and 2.95 EUR by Omniva parcel machine, applicable to deliveries within Estonia. If you wish to have your products delivered to another country, please contact us on +372 627 9900 or by email at tavid@tavid.ee for prices (starting from 50 EUR) and terms.

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Vast Stock Availability

Tavid has the majority of products always in stock and therefore can offer you quick delivery and same day pickup with market leading prices. Tavid is an official partner for all the biggest mints in the world, such as The Perth Mint Australia, Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich), China Great Wall Coins Investments Ltd., gold bar market leader PAMP Suisse and Valcambi and other gold factories and dealers.

Same day pickup

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Low prices

Over 25 years on the market and large volumes have enabled us to offer you the best prices on the market. With Tavid you can maximise your investment’s return because of low margins and spreads.

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