Whether you collect them as bullion or numismatic issues, the Chinese Panda precious metal coins hold a special place in the heart of many and the assemblage at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale is expected to draw some serious attention.
When compared with Canadian Maples or American Eagles, the Panda is special in that the design isn’t static; the reverse panda scene is switched up each year, with the obverse always showing the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.
The obvious star of the auction in Toronto is a 1987 China 1000 Yuan proof gold Panda. This impressively massive coin weighs in at 12 ounces of .999 pure gold and represents an uncommon investment opportunity. It is presented in its wooden box with the certificate of authenticity numbered 002058 out of 2500.
Year-set collectors even have a chance to add the 1987 China 500 Yuan proof gold Panda. With 5 ounces of .999 pure gold, this weighty coin will turn some heads; this one is numbered 002192 of 3000 on its COA and with a large number melted over the years, this is one not to be missed.
Switching metals, a series of kilo silver Pandas are already seeing action online. These heavy, 200 and 300 Yuan proof coins are popular with both investors and collectors and are a real joy to behold. And, if you want to switch up the panda theme, there’s even a 2004 China 200 Yuan 1kg silver monkey, with a fairly early COA, available.
Collectors and bullion investors can also bid on a 1986 5-coin proof Panda gold set, a 2004 China 1/2 ounce palladium Panda, and other gold Pandas ranging from 1/20th of an ounce and up, so the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale offers Chinese Panda coins for every budget.
The Toronto Coin Expo takes place May 4th and 5th, 2018 at the Toronto Reference Library with the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. sale happening May 3rd and 4th at the same location.