List of 1991 Pandas

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1991 1oz Gold Bullion Panda (Reverse)

The People's Bank of China issued the 1991 Chinese panda gold, silver, platinum and palladium commemorative coins starting from the end of 1990.

There are altogether 27 different Panda coins in this year, 16 are gold, 7 are silver, 1 is gold plated, 1 is brass and 2 bimetallic.

The obverse has the Temple of Heaven in the center with Chinese characters on top saying "Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo" meaning People's Republic of China and the bottom the year of issue.

The reverse features Panda and the face value.

Contents

Special Commemorative Pandas

Munich International Coin Fair

In order to commemorate the Munich International Coin Fair in 1991, two medals were commissioned. The first medal is a gold medal of 1/2oz weight and 99.9% fineness in Proof quality. The mintage is 1500. The second medal is a silver medal of 1oz weight and 99.9% fineness in Proof quality and mintage of 2500.

1991 Munich International Coin Fair 1/2oz Gold Panda Medal

The First Hong Kong International Coin Convention

To commemorate the first Hong Kong International Coin Convention, a bimetallic coin and a bimetallic medal were minted. The bimetallic coin has a face value of 25 Yuan. Both the coin and the medal have the same composition of 1/4oz gold and 1/8oz silver in 99.9% fineness and are of Proof quality. The coin has a mintage of 10000 and the medal has a mintage of 2000.

1991 First Hong Kong International Coin Convention Bimetallic Panda

The 10th Anniversary of the Issuance of Chinese Gold Panda Coins

In order to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Issuance of Chinese Gold Panda Coins, the People's Bank of China commissioned a special anniversary set of coins and medals for the occasion.

The first coin is a 5kg gold coin with 99.9% fineness in Proof quality and only 10 mintage.

The second coin is a 1oz gold coin with 99.9% fineness in Proof quality and a mintage of 2500.

The third coin is a 2oz silver coin with 99.9% fineness in Proof quality and 10000 mintage.

Also, there is a 1 gram gold panda with face value of 3 Yuan in Brilliant Uncirculated quality as well as a medal made of 103.13 grams brass in Proof quality. The planned mintages of these coins are rumored to be higher than actual distribution levels.

Finally, the last was a medal made of 103.13 grams of silver in Proof quality and 99.9% fineness. The mintage of the medal is 2000.

1991 10th Anniversary Panda 1oz Gold
1991 10th Anniversary Panda 2oz Silver
1991 10th Anniversary Panda 3.3oz Silver

Bullion Pandas

Coin Description Material Finesse Mintage Shape Diameter (mm) Thickness (mm) Face Value (Yuan) Quality
1/20oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 206254 Round 14 0.83 5 Brilliant Uncirculated
1/10oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 81792 Round 18 1.05 10 Brilliant Uncirculated
1/4oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 54548 Round 22 1.53 25 Brilliant Uncirculated
1/2oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 32717 Round 27 1.85 50 Brilliant Uncirculated
1oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 36367 Round 32 2.70 100 Brilliant Uncirculated
12oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 400 Round N/A N/A 1000 Proof
1/20oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 3500 Round 14 0.83 5 Proof
1/10oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 3500 Round 18 1.05 10 Proof
1/4oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 3500 Round 22 1.53 25 Proof
1/2oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 3500 Round 27 1.85 50 Proof
1oz Gold Panda Gold 99.9% 3500 Round 32 2.70 100 Proof
12oz Silver Panda Silver 99.9% 2500 Round N/A N/A 100 Proof
5oz Silver Panda Silver 99.9% 4000 Round N/A N/A 50 Proof
1oz Silver Panda Silver 99.9% 100000 Round N/A N/A 10 Brilliant Uncirculated
1oz Silver Panda Silver 99.9% 20000 Round N/A N/A 10 Proof

Above information obtained from Panda Collector [1].

Panda Varieties

Small Date

Below are the pictures of the reverse and obverse.

1991 1oz Gold Small Date Panda (Reverse)
1991 1oz Gold Small Date Panda (Obverse)

Large Date

Below are the pictures of the reverse and obverse. The 1991 large date pandas were minted in Shenyang Mint.

1991 1oz Gold Large Date Panda (Reverse)
1991 1oz Gold Large Date Panda (Obverse)

References

  1. Panda Silver Coins of China - http://www.pandacollector.com/silver-pandas-2.html
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