The 1987-S China 1 oz Gold Panda is a home run for collectors all over the world. Collectors love the quality gold, the beautiful design that changes every year, and the low mintage. This year’s design features a cute panda leaning in and drinking water from a pond. Near the panda is bamboo. This design looks gorgeous in 1 oz of .999 fine gold. This coin is sealed and in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition.
- Made of 1 Troy ounce of .999 fine gold
- Coin comes sealed in plastic
- Minted by the China Mint
- 1987 is the only year with the ‘S’ mint mark
- Very low mintage of approximately 84,000
- Face value of 100 Yuan backed by the People’s Bank of China
Pandas have become an animal that is kind of synonymous with China and China honors this majestic animal on their money and shows up all over products and art across the country. These teddy bear looking creatures look like cute cuddly animals but can be dangerous if provoked. They have sharp teeth and claws and have been known to attack humans if they get too close. Panda’s are a solitary creature which may be why they were endangered at one point. It seems they weren’t even keen on mating. Zoos tried to encourage breeding in captivity in an effort to up the panda population. Over time, the panda has rebounded to ‘vulnerable’ and has been removed from the Endangered Species list.
On the obverse side of this coin is the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. This is where the Emperor would go to pray for a good harvest. The temple is rendered here in great detail. Above the image is ‘People’s Republic of China’ in Chinese. At the bottom is ‘1987’.
The reverse side of the coin has a panda leaning toward a pond to get a drink. In the background is bamboo. Around the image is the weight and purity and ‘100 Yuan’. To the right of the panda is a small ‘S’ inside a diamond. This is for the Shanghai Mint.
The 1987-S China Gold Panda would make a wonderful addition to your collection. You would be adding a highly sought after coin that is part of a long legacy of coins from the China Mint. Get yours now.