China 1992 5 yuan KM-459
This specimen was part of lot 2330 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), which sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "CHINA. 5 Yuan Four Piece Proof Set, 1992. Bronze Age Discoveries, Series 2. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. KM-457/60. Includes case of issue." This NCLT was one of a four piece set honoring Bronze Age sculptures found in archeological digs. The others featured a panther (KM 458), a sheep (KM 457) and a lantern (KM 460).
Recorded mintage: 3,000 proofs.
Specification: 10 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 457.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.