Thursday, May 27, 2010

Comprehensive Guide Book to Panda Coins

Exciting news for Panda coin collectors! We finally have a comprehensive English language guide book which details all of the coins in the series.

The just published Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer's Guide by Peter Anthony is a comprehensive 208 page reference book that is a must-have for any serious Panda collector. The guide covers every Panda coin issued by the China Mint from 1982 until today. Full color images are provided for nearly every coin, as well as valuable background information and mintage data. We highly recommend this excellent new book.

Of great interest to collectors, Mr. Anthony has published the first estimates of current surviving Panda coin populations. Over the years, many Panda coins have be mishandled, used for jewelry, and melted for scrap. This has resulted in some surprisingly small remaining populations for many coins in the series. This information is sure to change the landscape of the Panda coin market as many common coins are suddenly appear to be a lot less common!

Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer's Guide is available now at Rare Panda Coins as well as

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chinese Citizens are Rushing into Gold

Chinese citizens are rushing into gold, as shown in this news report of precious metals shops packed with buyers. The Chinese middle class of 300 million people is moving to protect its savings.

The Chinese government is buying and mining gold, and it is encouraging its citizens to put savings into gold as well. History shows that nations with the most gold have the most power. What are you doing to protect yourself from the currency crisis?

The Panda coin series fills only a small portion of Chinese gold demand, and mintages of many dates are very low. Some of the more scarce dates are disappearing into strong hands. These gold coins may become the Chinese equivalent of the US "Double Eagle" - desired by collectors and investors for generations.