China 1997 25 yuan KM-1098

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 22427
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 22427 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $460. The catalog description[1] noted, "People's Republic gold 25 Yuan 1997, Proof, Forbidden City." 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. This one features the Forbidden City, the old imperial capital.

Recorded mintage: 4,000 proofs.

Specification: 7.77 g, .999 fine gold, .249 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 1098.


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  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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