China 1991 50 yuan KM-303

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 22436
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This specimen was lot 22436 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHINA. 50 Yuan, 1991. Olympic Series. SELECT PROOF. Struck for the Barcelona 1992 - 25th Summer Olympic Games. Superbly cameoed with surfaces that exhibit light handling and minimal tone." Other fifty yuan struck in this format include women's volleyball (KM 205) and speed skating (KM 297).

Recorded mintage: 10,000 proofs.

Specification: 155.5 g, 0.999 fine silver, 5 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-303.

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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