Gold Panda Coin Values and Mintage
1982 GOLD PANDA 1/2 OUNCE MS

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1982 GOLD PANDA 1/2 OUNCE MS

Specifications: 1/2 OUNCE

Category: Gold Panda Coins

Mintage: 13,391

Catalog: X-MB10

Composition: Gold

Fineness: 0.999

AGW: 0.4995oz

Diameter: 27mm

Obverse: Temple of Heaven

Reverse: Panda with bamboo shoot

Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
         

VarietyPlus

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Peter Anthony: The 1982 1/2 oz. gold Panda is the most difficult to find of the four Pandas of this date. At 13,391 its mintage is only slightly below the more popular crown-sized 1 oz. coin but it is actually quite a bit harder to find. As with all the 1982 Panda coins collectors immediately fell in love with the beautiful design by Shanghai artist Chen Jian. A shortage of the coins shortly after they were released sent prices zooming higher.

Although there is no denomination, the China Mint has always contended that this is a coin, not a medal. Most numismatists agree with that view today. It is difficult to find an MS-69 of this date; most coins have flaws and many were mishandled. Also, the sealed plastic pouch contains PVC and three decades has provided plenty of time to impair a coin.

The 1982 1/2 oz. gold Panda Panda is part of three NGC Registry sets: “Gold 1/2 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State," "Gold 1/2 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State (Incl. Varieties)," and "Gold 1/2 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State and Proof"


Gold Panda Coin Price Guide

Description
 
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1982 GOLD PANDA 1/2 OUNCE MS $ - - 1,250 1,600 1,900 2,800 -

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Gold Panda Coin Census

 

NGC GRADE SUMMARY
1/2 OUNCE

Total Graded: 566
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69
The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.

1982 GOLD PANDA 1/2 OUNCE MS


NGC Census Detail
Year/Mint
Den
Variety
Desig
Total
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70
1982 CHINA 1/2ozGOLD PANDAMS566  26472598197226 

NGC Registry - Gold Panda Coin

NGC Registry Score
Year/MintDenVarietyDesig6061626364656667686970
1982 CHINA 1/2oz GOLD PANDA MS 1866 1886 1906 1927 1948 1970 2147 2335 2545 3103 4261