China 1988 50 yuan KM-186

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3167
This specimen was lot 3167 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"CHINA, Volksrepublik, 50 Yuan 1988. Panda. Polierte Platte. FDC. Originalverschweisst. (People's Republic of China, fifty yuan of 1988, panda series, Choice Proof, In original plastic.)"
The fifty yuan was used for the half ounce gold panda starting in 1983, with a different reverse for each year. The one ounce panda (KM 187) was one hundred yuan.

Recorded mintage: 220,430 + 10,000 proofs.

Specification: 15.55 g, .999 fine gold, Weight 0.4995 ounce.

Catalog reference: KM 186. Fr-B5.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Anthony, Peter, Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, 3rd Ed., Los Angeles, 2017.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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