China 1981 35 yuan
This specimen was lot 2778 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description noted, "China. 35 Yuan, 1981. For the 70th Anniversary - 1911 Revolution. Statue of Sun Yat-sen. Reverse: Mausoleum. With original box of issue. NGC graded Proof 68 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. This early issue is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 3,885.
Specification: 33.58 g, .800 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-50.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.