Australia 2002 10 dollars KM-583
This specimen was lot 50308 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $411. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. 10 Dollars, 2002. Lunar Series, Year of the Horse. In original mint plastic capsule. GEM PROOF." Since 1989, Australia has entered the bullion and collectibles market in a big way, having produced commemoratives and NCLT's numbering the hundreds of types.
Recorded mintage: 500 proofs plus an unrecorded number of BU strikes.
Specification: 311.03 g, 0.999 Silver, 10 oz ASW, 75.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-583.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.