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The Start of a Series: 1984 12 oz Gold Panda
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The China Mint began striking the now famous and well-established Panda series in 1982. Today the impressive and weighty Panda coins with incredibly low mintages that we see and hear talked about in the press are quite familiar to most Panda collectors – although well out of reach for most given their cost! However, until 1984 the largest coin in the series was the 1 oz Panda. In that year the China Mint made the leap and issued the first Panda greater than 1 oz in weight: the 12 oz gold Panda. This was quite a step up, given that the 5 oz gold Panda – a weight of coin which might be considered a sensible intermediate stage – was introduced after this in 1987....