In 1989, the Chinese Mint made a mistake by accidentally striking a small number of coins with a large date. This date has larger numerals than previous years. This makes these coins unique and popular. This year’s design features a cute pandal leaning back and munching on a stalk of 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
- Total mintage of all 1989 1 oz Gold Coins 115,200 number of large date coins unclear
- 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 it 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. Pandas are solitary creatures 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 ‘1989’.
The reverse side of the coin has a panda leaning back in a lounging position eating a stalk of bamboo. Around the image are the weight and purity and ‘100 Yuan’.
This 1989 Large Date 1 oz Chinese Gold Panda Coin is a beautiful coin that would look great in any collection. These coins are very popular so get yours now.