Chinese Gold Panda. The Chinese Gold Panda has been minted by the People’s Republic of China since 1982, and is available in sizes ranging from 1 oz. to 1/20 oz of .999 fine gold. The obverse of the coin shows a depiction of the Temple of Heaven in the center with Chinese characters on top saying “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo”, which means People’s Republic of China and the year of issue on the bottom. On the reverse of the coin is an illustration of giant pandas that changes each year.