First design change in 2 years. And there is another dramatic change that is not quite so apparent -- it has diagonally reeded edges, in stark contrast to the usual vertical striations. The latest issue in the very popular Panda gold coin series that was introduced in 1982. Precious metal content is 1 troy oz. of pure (999 fine) gold. Pristine Uncirculated condition, just as we received it directly from the China Mint.