China 1980 300 yuan KM-37

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1087
This specimen was lot 1087 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$840 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"300 Yuan 1980. XXII. Olympische Sommerspiele 1980 in Moskau. Bogenschützen. Polierte Platte. FDC. (China, three hundred yuan of 1980, for the 1980 summer Olympic Games in Moscow, Archery, Choice Proof.)"
This Olympic NCLT was accompanied by KM 23-36 (all 30 yuan) in silver. 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. This is one of the first commemoratives for China.

Recorded mintage: 15,000 proofs.

Specification: 10 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 10.05 g.

Catalog reference: KM 37. Fr-6.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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