Gold Panda Coin Values and Mintage
1985 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS

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1985 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS

Specifications: 50 YUAN

Category: Gold Panda Coins

Mintage: 62,675

Catalog: KM-117

Composition: Gold

Fineness: 0.999

AGW: 0.4995oz

Obverse: Temple of Heaven, date below

Reverse: Panda hanging from 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 1/2 oz. gold 50 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 many of these coins were mishandled or melted over the years.

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. However a MS69 can bring a fair premium and that has encouraged submissions. Of those that are graded the most common grade is MS-69 but enough coins fall below this to reduce the average grade to MS-68. When wear or marks are present it is usually seen on the forehead and cheeks above and to the right of the eye. The fields around the Temple of Heaven are also sensitive to flaws.

The 1985 1/2 oz. gold 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
 
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
1985 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS $ - - - 700 710 800 -

NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide Disclaimer

Gold Panda Coin Census

 

NGC GRADE SUMMARY
50 YUAN

Total Graded: 315
Low Grade: 65
Average Grade: 68
High Grade: 70
The chart showing 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series, 70 series.

1985 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS


NGC Census Detail
Year/Mint
Den
Variety
Desig
Total
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
1985 CHINA G50YPANDAMS315     2928811932

NGC Registry - Gold Panda Coin

NGC Registry Score
Year/MintDenVarietyDesig6061626364656667686970
1985 CHINA G50Y PANDA MS 764 829 916 997 1088 1206 1290 1393 1450 1526 2197