|China: Certified Gold Pandas
Martin Weiss, President of PandaAmerica, considers the establishment of a certified Panda market as the most important development in Panda Gold Coins since their introduction in 1982.
As the first distributor of Panda gold coins in the United States, PandaAmerica has probably seen more gold panda coins than almost anyone else. For more than two decades, PandaAmerica has offered beautiful brilliant uncirculated coins, just as they received them directly from the China Mint.
It is now possible for collectors to assemble matched quality date sets of certified gold Pandas. Out of the first group of 200 Panda gold coins submitted (of various years) to one of the leading certification services, 10% did not meet the minimum certified grade requirement of MS-67 … and only about 3% reached the heights of perfection (MS-70). The other 85% were divided between MS-67, 68 and 69.