APMEX released the 2018 Gold and Silver Chinese Pandas featuring a close-up image of a panda looking at a bamboo shoot. The reverse design is similar to the earlier release, featuring the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.
The 1 oz Gold Panda was released for the first time in 1982, depicting a simple image of an adorable panda. The designs have become more intricate, year on year, keeping the focus on the Chinese panda in its natural habitat. The 1 oz Silver Panda coins were released for the first time in 1989. Although the silver coins featured the same designs as the Gold coins, they attracted new investors and collectors.
Officials stated that these popular coins are valued because of its lower mintages, an annually changing design, and its premium appreciation. The latest coins are made of 30 grams of .999 fine Silver. Keeping up with the tradition, .999 fine gold coins are available in various sizes, from 1 gram up to 30 grams.