Gold: $2321.45  Silver: $29.55  Platinum: $990.09  90% Junk $1 FV: $21.13  Gold/Silver Ratio: 78.56

China Gold and Silver Coins and Bars

The Chinese Gold Panda series of gold and silver bullion coins is produced annually. Minting began in 1982. Each year has featured a unique design that features the Panda Bear, a national icon of China.

The reverse design of the Panda Coin changes each year. The obverse of the Panda Coins features the Temple of Heaven in the center, surrounded by "Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo" around the rim, which translates to People's Republic of China.

Chinese Precious Metals

The history of precious metals in China is long and rich, dating back thousands of years. China is one of the earliest civilizations to have used and valued precious metals. Gold was used for various purposes, including jewelry, religious artifacts, and as a symbol of wealth and power.

Gold and silver were used as currency in ancient China. The use of precious metal coins, particularly those made of bronze, gold, and silver, can be traced back to as early as the 7th century BCE. These coins featured various designs, including square hole coins, round coins, and spade-shaped coins.

China's trade along the Silk Road facilitated the exchange of precious metals with other civilizations, contributing to its wealth and economic development. Chinese emperors often used precious metals, especially gold, to symbolize their authority. The Forbidden City in Beijing, for example, features numerous gold decorations, and gold was used extensively in imperial regalia.

Chinese culture has a rich tradition of using gold and silver in jewelry and ornamentation. These metals were often used in intricate designs and motifs, including dragons and phoenixes, which are significant symbols in Chinese culture.

In the modern era, China's use of precious metals has evolved along with its economic development. Gold and silver continue to be popular for jewelry and investment purposes. China has also become one of the world's largest producers and consumers of gold.

China has been steadily increasing its central bank gold reserves, and it is considered one of the world's largest holders of gold reserves. Precious metals, including gold and silver, are seen as a hedge against economic uncertainty and a way to diversify investment portfolios.

China has developed significant precious metal markets, with Shanghai being home to one of the world's largest gold exchanges, the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE). The SGE facilitates trading in gold and other precious metals and is a central part of the BRICS strategy.

China's role in the global precious metals market has grown, with Chinese demand influencing global prices for gold and other rare earth metals.

Assorted Precious Metals from China

China Silver

China Gold