On June 30, 2009, the People’s Bank of China issued coins to mark the 30th anniversary of the issuance of Chinese modern precious metal commemorative coins. The coins include specially issued Gold Panda and Silver Panda coins.
Both coins share a common design. The obverse features the Temple of Heaven in Beijing and the reverse features an image of two pandas. These are the same designs used on the standard coins, but the 30th anniversary commemorative issues carry additional inscriptions written in surrounding borders.
The obverse includes Chinese character inscription “30th Anniversary of the Issuance of the Chinese Modern Precious Metal Commemorative Coins.” The reverse includes the same inscription written in English.
The Gold Panda will have a 100 Yuan face value and contain one-quarter ounce of 99.9% fine gold. The total mintage is 10,000 pieces.
The Silver Panda will have a 10 Yuan face value and contain one ounce of 99.9% fine silver. The total mintage is 300,000 pieces.
The series of gold and silver commemorative coins are minted by Shenzhen Guobao Mint, and solely distributed by China Gold Coin Incorporation.
[Online: China Gold Coin]