China 2012 500 yuan KM-2024

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20093
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This specimen was lot 20093 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHINA. 500 Yuan, 2012. Panda Series. PCGS MS-70 FIRST STRIKE. Light attractive even tone with some light haze in the open fields of the reverse." The Chinese government has, since the mid 1980's, produced a mind boggling array of bullion related collectibles. A complete set is thousands of types yet buyers clamor for more. The one ounce panda was raised from 100 yuan to 500 yuan in 2000.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 31.11 g, .999 fine gold, 1 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-B14; KM-2024; PAN-551a.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 13th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2018.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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