Today, Bernama reported that Bank of China (BOC) will launch Panda Gold Coins to commemorate the 40 years of strong bilateral relations between Malaysia and China. The Chinese Panda Bullion Gold Coin will be issued by the People's Bank of China in weight of 1 ounce, 1/2 ounces, 1/4 ounces, 1/10 ounces and 1/20 ounces.
The bank said the launch was also in conjunction with the celebration of Malaysia-China 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the arrival of Chinese pandas Fuwa and Fengyi to Malaysia recently.
"It is one of the world's top five bullion coins for investments along with the South African Krugerrand Gold Coins, Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins, American Eagle Gold Coins and Australian Gold Nugget Bullion Coins," said the bank.
"Traditionally, gold is the preferred financial instrument to withstand inflation, reckoned by its characteristics for stability in value, high liquidity, storable and portable, wide global acceptance.
"Gold coins and gold bars are the top-picks among all the primary physical gold investment in the world," the bank said.
No pictures or other extra information about the coin design that I can found in Bank of China website.
Rumours about the Malaysia giant panda coins has been going on in internet since last year. Early rumours said that the coins will be minted in gold and silver. Some friends said the coin will have a design of a tiger and a panda with a hisbiscus flower and bamboo. Most friends said that the coin main design should be Fuwa and Fengyi. People also talk that the coin will be release by China Gold Coin Incorporation.
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