China 1988 100 yuan KM-214

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 22442
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This specimen was lot 22442 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHINA. 100 Yuan, 1988. Endangered Wildlife, Series 1. NGC PROOF-69 Ultra Cameo. Features the Golden monkey. A proof issue with hard mirrored fields and frosted cameo devices. Sold with original display case and certificate of authenticity #16518." Other endangered wildlife featured in this format include the yak (KM 151, 1986), the tiger (KM 255, 1989) and the mountain sheep (KM 456, 1992).

Recorded mintage: 29,000 proofs.

Specification: 8 g, .917 fine gold, 0.234 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-23; KM-214.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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