China 1981 35 yuan

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Goldberg sale 98, lot 2778
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This specimen was lot 2778 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]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.

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