China 1979 35 yuan
This specimen was lot 5451 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $690. The catalog description noted, "China. 35 Yuan, 1979. Silver. UNICEF and IYC. Year of the Child. Childeren planting a flower. NGC graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo." 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.
Recorded mintage: 1,000 with matte finish plus 14,000 proofs.
Specification: 19.44 g, .800 fine silver, .500 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 8.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.