Gold Panda Coin Values and Mintage
1985 GOLD PANDA 25 YUAN MS

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1985 GOLD PANDA 25 YUAN MS

Specifications: 25 YUAN

Category: Gold Panda Coins

Mintage: 89,044

Catalog: KM-116

Composition: Gold

Fineness: 0.999

AGW: 0.2497oz

Obverse: Temple of Heaven, date below

Reverse: Panda hanging on bamboo branch, denomination upper left

Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
         

VarietyPlus

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Peter Anthony: The 1985 1/4 oz. gold 25 Yuan was designed by Mr. Wang Fu De of the Shenyang Mint. It features a playful young Panda hanging from a slender bamboo branch. This joyful image was fitting for the Panda program itself in 1985. Sales of the coins were strong and mintages hit new records. For buyers today this coin is hardly scarce but on the other hand only a small fraction of the original mintage exists in BU condition. That’s because vast quantities of these coins were shipped to jewelers to be placed in settings.

Considering the large number of surviving examples of this coin there are relatively few graded examples. That is because the premium above melt value that it brings is too low to profitably cover the grading fee. Of those that are graded the vast majority are MS-69 so this grade is not especially scarce. When wear or marks are present it is usually seen on the forehead and cheeks near the eye and on the obverse in the fields around the Temple of Heaven.

The 1985 1/4 oz. gold Panda is part of three NGC Registry sets: “Gold 1/4 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State," "Gold 1/4 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State (Incl. Varieties)." and "Gold 1/4 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State and Proof."


Gold Panda Coin Price Guide

Description
 
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67
68
69
70
1985 GOLD PANDA 25 YUAN MS $ - - 325 335 350 435 -

NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide Disclaimer

Gold Panda Coin Census

 

NGC GRADE SUMMARY
25 YUAN

Total Graded: 220
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 68
High Grade: 70
The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series, 70 series.

1985 GOLD PANDA 25 YUAN MS


NGC Census Detail
Year/Mint
Den
Variety
Desig
Total
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
1985 CHINA G25YPANDAMS220   11 613531451

NGC Registry - Gold Panda Coin

NGC Registry Score
Year/MintDenVarietyDesig6061626364656667686970
1985 CHINA G25Y PANDA MS 898 928 959 991 1024 1057 1092 1206 1312 1609 2335