Peter Anthony: The 2006 Pandas shows a mother Panda seated next to her cub eating bamboo. It was designed at the Shenyang Mint. The 2006 50 Yuan 1/10 oz. gold Panda has a reported mintage of 43,100. Once again there are far fewer than this many available today and it sells for a large premium over “common date” coins. In fact, in the last couple of years this has become one of the most valuable coins in the entire 1/10 oz. gfold Pandas series.
The frosted areas of this coin have a creamy luster that is both beautiful and delicate. There are several areas, though, that easily show rub or wear: the body of the adult Panda and the heads of both bears as well as the fields. Most examples graded so far are either MS-69 or MS-70.
The 2006 50 Yuan gold Panda is part of three NGC Registry sets: "Gold 1/10 Ounce Panda, 1983-Date, Mint State," "Gold 1/10 Ounce Panda, 1983-Date, Mint State (Incl. Varieties)" and "Gold 1/10 Ounce Panda, 1983-Date, Mint State and Proof."