Gold Panda Coin Values and Mintage
1986 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS

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1986 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS

Specifications: 50 YUAN

Category: Gold Panda Coins

Mintage: 48,618

Catalog: KM-134

Composition: Gold

Fineness: 0.999

AGW: 0.4995oz

Obverse: Temple of Heaven, date below

Reverse: Facing panda standing, denomination below

Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
         

VarietyPlus

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Peter Anthony: For most Panda dates the ½ oz. gold coin was originally the least popular size. As a consequence fewer of these ½ oz. Pandas are available today than the other denominations. 1986 is an exception. Slightly more 50 Yuan than 25 Yuan Pandas exist today. The ½ oz. size does provide a good view of another masterpiece of line drawing, the solid Panda that stands head-on amidst bamboo shoots on 1986 coins. The planned mintage for this 1/2 oz. gold 50 Yuan Panda was 60,290. For decades 1986 Pandas were considered as common as 1985s and sold for the minimum premium above its melt value. That view is gradually being revised to reflect that sets of 1986 Pandas are in fact scarcer than 1985s.

A fairly modest quantity of the 1986 50 Yuan have been graded. That reflects its long history in the bullion coin dog house. It wasn’t worth grading the 1986 50 Yuan unless it was needed for a set. Of those that have been graded just more than half are MS-69s.

The 1986 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
 
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1986 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS $ - - 360 375 700 800 -

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Gold Panda Coin Census

 

NGC GRADE SUMMARY
50 YUAN

Total Graded: 286
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 68
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.

1986 GOLD PANDA 50 YUAN MS


NGC Census Detail
Year/Mint
Den
Variety
Desig
Total
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61
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68
69
70
1986 CHINA G50YPANDAMS286   1 172076180 

NGC Registry - Gold Panda Coin

NGC Registry Score
Year/MintDenVarietyDesig6061626364656667686970
1986 CHINA G50Y PANDA MS 1309 1410 1531 1654 1785 1928 2009 2048 2087 2215 3149