China 1988 100 yuan KM-211

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Jean Elsen sale 133, lot 1131
This specimen was lot 1131 in Jean Elsen sale 133 (Brussels, June 2017), where it sold for €440 (about US$582 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"CHINE, République populaire (1949-), AV 100 yuan, 1988. Empereur Zhao Guang Yin. Ecrin laqué, certificat n° 1120. Flan poli. (people's republic of China, since 1949, one hundred yuan of 1988, emperor Zhao Guang Yin. Proof.)"
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: unknown but all proofs.

Specification: 11.32 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-22, KM 211 (formerly Y164).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 133, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.

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