When they were originally issued, many collectors looked upon the 2002 1 oz. gold Panda coin as an unnecessary addition to their Panda Gold collection - because for the ONE AND ONLY TIME in the popular Panda coin series the design was NOT changed from the previous year. The 2002 Panda coins looked exactly like the 2001 issues! As a result, the demand dropped, and only 28,345 pure gold 1 oz. 2002 Panda coins were made, even though China had authorized a mintage of 150,000. Compare this low mintage to the 41,411 made in 2001 and the 36,300 made in 2003, and you can see for yourself just how few of these coins exist. And yet the current price of the rarer 2002 1 oz. gold Panda is the same or less than the higher mintage 2001 and 2003 Pandas! Also unique about the 2002 Panda coins is that they were made at a new ultramodern Shanghai Mint facility, with improved quality control. All of our Panda Gold coins come sealed in the original plastic as issued directly from the China Mint. GET YOURS TODAY!
Because the design of the 2002 Panda was identical to the 2001 Panda, many collectors and investors did not buy them. But as serious Panda collectors in China, the United States, and around the world try to assemble collections including every year, they will find a shortage in the supply of 2002 Pandas. And that’s why Panda America is recommending that you consider putting one or more of these unique coins into your collection or investment portfolio—at current low prices—before they demand higher prices. We repeat: the current price of the rarer 2002 1 oz. gold Panda is the same or less than the higher mintage 2001 and 2003 Pandas, and many Panda years that followed!