Gold Panda Coin Values and Mintage
1988 GOLD PANDA 5 YUAN MS

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1988 GOLD PANDA 5 YUAN MS

Specifications: 5 YUAN

Category: Gold Panda Coins

Mintage: 468,683

Catalog: KM-221

Composition: Gold

Fineness: 0.999

AGW: 0.0499oz

Obverse: Temple of Heaven, date below

Reverse: Panda pawing bamboo

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VarietyPlus

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Peter Anthony: The 1988 1/20 oz. gold 5 Yuan Panda is a Shenyang Mint designed coin that features a Panda cub among bamboo branches. It has a reported mintage of 468,683. If there is wear it typically shows up as rub on the bear’s forehead. The reflective outer ring is also sensitive to marks. This coin has long been considered as no better than bullion. It also has a history of attrition due to its use in jewelry. For instance, in 1988 there was a single coin dealer shipping 10,000 of these Pandas each month to jewelry manufacturers

A fairly modest quantity of the 1988 5 Yuans have been graded. That reflects the perception that this is a bullion coin and that its total value didn’t justify the grading fee. It wasn’t worth grading the 1988 5 Yuan unless it was needed for a set. Of those that have been graded a large majority are MS-69s. An updated Temple of Heaven design was introduced in 1988. The reflective fields that surround it are quite susceptible to damage. Red spots are also common but these can usually be removed without harm by NCS.

The 1988 1/20 oz. gold Panda is part of three NGC Registry sets: "Gold 1/20 Ounce Panda, 1983-Date, Mint State," "Gold 1/20 Ounce Panda, 1983-Date, Mint State (Incl. Varieties)" and "Gold 1/20 Ounce Panda, 1983-Date, Mint State and Proof."


Gold Panda Coin Price Guide

Description
 
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
1988 GOLD PANDA 5 YUAN MS $ - - 65 75 85 125 310

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Gold Panda Coin Census

 

NGC GRADE SUMMARY
5 YUAN

Total Graded: 406
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 68
High Grade: 70
The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series, 70 series.

1988 GOLD PANDA 5 YUAN MS


NGC Census Detail
Year/Mint
Den
Variety
Desig
Total
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
1988 CHINA G5YPANDAMS406    225191012689

NGC Registry - Gold Panda Coin

NGC Registry Score
Year/MintDenVarietyDesig6061626364656667686970
1988 CHINA G5Y PANDA MS 151 171 198 223 251 285 320 336 366 437 838