Australia 2001 100 dollars KM 543

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 23552
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23552 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $2,300. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II gold 100 Dollars 2001, MS68 PCGS, Year of the Snake." This issue is a typical example of the plethora of commemorative releases of the Canberra mint. This one, one of a series marketed to Asians, follows the Chinese lunar calendar (Year of the Rabbit, Ox, Rat, etc.). It honors the Chinese Year of the Snake and was accompanied by KM 536 ($1, 1 oz silver), KM 537 ($2, silver 2 oz), KM 538 ($5, gold 1/20 oz), KM 539 ($10, 10 oz silver), KM 540 ($15, gold 1/10 oz), KM 541 ($25, gold 1/4 oz), KM 542 ($30, 1 kg silver), KM 704/1333 ($200, 2 oz gold) and KM 705/1334 ($1000, 10 oz gold).

Recorded mintage: 30,000 plus 920 proofs.

Specification: 31.1035 g, .999 fine Gold, 0.999 oz. AGW, 32.1 mm diameter, Reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 543.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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