The Chinese Panda coin is one of the only government issued bullion coins to change the reverse design every year.
The obverse features the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (The Temple of Heaven), the title of the People's Republic of China in Chinese characters, and the year 2009.
This year's reverse design depicts two panda bears eating bamboo branch with a bamboo forest in the background and the coin's face value of 500 yuan.
This coin is legal tender of the People's Republic of China. This beautiful release continues a more than thirty-year old tradition which began in 1983.
|The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (The Temple of Heaven), Beijing|
|Two pandas eating a branch of bamboo with a forest of bamboo in the background, and the face value of 500 yuan|
|32.1 x 32.1 x 2.5|
|Shenzhen Guobao Mint|