Peter Anthony: If you look at just its mintage the 1983 1 oz. gold 100 Yuan Panda looks like quite an interesting coin. Only around 25,000 coins were struck, not much more than the 1982 100 Yuan gold Panda. The coins share a common origin, too; their designs are the work of master artist Mr. Chen Jian. The family resemblance is clear with Mr. Chen’s reliance on simple lines. The 1983, though, has never been worth as much as the 1982 and probably never will be. There are just too many around. While fewer 1983s have been graded than 1982s it is because the coins are much less valuable and fewer people choose to grade them. Still, the coins are not common and every set of 1 oz. gold Pandas needs one of these. That keeps demand consistent and in MS-69 condition the coin can bring twice its melt value.
The 1983 1 oz. gold Panda is part of three NGC Registry sets: Gold 1 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State," "Gold 1 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State (Incl. Varieties)," and "Gold 1 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State and Proof."