China 1985 10 yuan KM-114
This specimen was lot 2135 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description noted, "China. Panda 10 Yuan, 1985 Choice Brilliant Proof. Panda with cub on back. In sealed plastic, with certificate. Choice Brilliant Proof." The first silver panda was issued in 1983 and quickly became an annual release. The 1987 issue was the first that weighed a full troy ounce. At the beginning, there was little market in China for these and they were not popular in the United States, so the mintages were low.
Recorded mintage: 10,000, proof only.
Specification: 27 g, .900 fine silver, .776 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-114 (formerly KM Y95).
- Anthony, Peter, Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, 3rd Ed., Los Angeles, 2017.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.