This is an estate 2003 Frosted Bamboo Panda coin with .999 fine gold 1/20th Au Oz. 20 yuan. The front has a mostly matte finish (frosted) with a nice contrasting and detailed shiny mirror finish in the panda and the bamboo leaves. The back features a detailed temple with the mirror finish in the background. Reportedly only 117,000 were minted.
It is enclosed in an 18K gold bezel that has a lovely criss cross quilted look to compliment the coin and comes with a 19 3/4" 18k chain. The chain has small round 2mm mesh links, hollow inside, but sturdy. This is a nice chain that could be used for other pendants as well. The pendant measures 1 1/6" long including the bale, 11/16" wide. All pieces are marked. In the original box, and they are a set.
Excellent condition. The coin, though circulated, looks wonderful. Please look at the photos to determine condition. The chain has no damage. Total weight is 7.8 grams, with the coin at 1.55 grams, 1/20 of a troy ounce (31.10g). The balance of 6.25 is 18k.
A fabulous item for the coin jewelry collector or the perfect gift for someone the date may have significant meaning.
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