CHINA GOLD COIN INCORPORATION
People’s Bank of China
China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation
China Gold Coin Incorporation
Legal Tender Status
Panda Designs: 1982 – 2011
Description of Panda Designs
Annual Production Statistics
Summary: Historical Development
More than 15 million Gold Panda
bullion coins have been minted for the
international market since 1982.
China Gold Coin Incorporation (CGCI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
the Peopleʼs Bank of China.
CGCI is responsible for designing China’s precious metal coins, as well
as for their sale and marketing worldwide. This includes Gold Panda
Since 2005, Gold Panda bullion coins have all been manufactured at
the Shenzhen Guobao Mint, which is owned by CGCI. Shenzhen, near
Hong Kong, is 1,800 km south of Beijing.
Between 1982 and 2004, the bullion coins had been manufactured
mainly at Shanghai Mint Co Ltd (1,200 km south east of Beijing) and
Shenyang Mint Co Ltd (800 km north east).
The Shanghai and Shenyang Mints are owned by the China Banknote
Printing and Minting Corporation, also a wholly owned subsidiary of the
People’s Bank of China.
The giant panda is a national symbol