China 1996 25 yuan KM-891

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3175
This specimen was lot 3175 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$477 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"CHINA | Volksrepublik, 25 Yuan 1996. Panda. Polierte Platte. FDC. Originalverschweisst. (People's Republic of China, twenty-five yuan of 1996, panda series, Choice Proof, In original plastic.)"
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: 8,000, a better date.

Specification: 7.78 g, .999 fine gold, .250 troy oz AGW.


Catalog reference: KM 891. Fr-B6.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Anthony, Peter, Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, 3rd Ed., Los Angeles, 2017.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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