The Panda coin series started in 1982, and has grow from a humble beginning into one of the most sought after and respected coins in the precious metal market. Most people are familiar with the BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) version of the Panda gold coin. However, some collectors may be unaware of a Panda PROOF set that began in 1986 and ran until 1994. With a deeply mirrored and highly reflective field, these Panda Proof coins come double sealed, both encapsulated and plastic vacuum sealed. The Panda Proof Set has a very low mintage of only 10,000 for each set through the first 3 years of the program: 1986, 1987, and 1988. The sets include a 1-ounce, 1/2-ounce, 1/4-ounce, 1/10-ounce, and 1/20-ounce gold Proof coin with a denomination of 100 Yuan, 50 Yuan, 25 Yuan, 10 Yuan, and 5 Yuan. Each coin features a distinct "P" designation on the obverse of the coin signifying that it is a Proof coin, and not a Brilliant Uncirculated coin.
With the current price of gold creeping upwards on a weekly basis, these sets are a great way to invest in gold, and seem under priced in relation to their scarcity and low supply. Each set has 1.9 ounces of pure 99.9% gold. This is not much more than the raw gold value for the set, as the intrinsic worth of the set alone is close to $1500.
With such a low mintage and minimal premium, one cannot expect these prices to stay at their current affordable level for long. Each set comes with a box and certificate of authenticity. Order yours today from Panda America by calling 1-800-472-6327 or by visiting our website at www.PandaAmerica.com