The Gold Panda coin includes a new design on the reverse side of the coin each year. The one exception is in 2002, when the design was the same as the previous year. Following protests from investors who appreciated the unique designs, the Chinese Mint returned to adding new designs each year. As each year has a different design, coin collectors are often looking for specific years of the gold panda coin for sale. While we won’t have regular inventory of each year, we can help track down any specific design for you. A few other changes have been included throughout the years, including 5 text changes and a minor design change on the obverse side in 1992.
Pandas are often viewed in Chinese culture as spirit animals and represent good luck, peace, and gentle strength. The Giant Panda is incredibly large and strong but it’s not a dominating or ferocious animal. The panda’s enemies can be counted on one hand, therefore the panda is not viewed as weak in the animal kingdom. Not only is the panda strong but it also is determined when it comes to things it wants. Pandas are indigenous to China and are usually the national animal connected to the country. It is no wonder this iconic symbol was chosen to be featured on every reverse design of the Chinese Silver Pandas coin series.