China 1991-P 10 yuan KM-386.2

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2600
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2600 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "China. 10 Yuan, 1991-P NGC PF69 UC. Panda series. NGC graded Proof 69 Ultra Cameo." The silver panda was introduced in 1983 and after several years of low sales, started to become popular in the early nineties, especially after the weight was increased to one troy ounce. It is now a strong competitor to the Mexican libertad, the U.S. silver eagle and the Canadian maple leaf, and hundreds of varieties exist. In 1991, 100,000 were made with an additional 20,000 with a "P" stamped behind the panda's head.

Recorded mintage: 100,000 plus 20,000 with "P".

Specification: 31.1 g, .999 fine silver, 1.00 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-386.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Anthony, Peter, Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, 3rd Ed., Los Angeles, 2017.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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