China 1997 25 yuan KM-989

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3176
This specimen was lot 3176 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$716 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"CHINA, Volksrepublik, 25 Yuan 1997. Panda. Polierte Platte. FDC. Originalverschweisst. (People's Republic of China, twenty-five yuan of 1997, 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. Small and large date varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: 21,909.

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

Catalog reference: KM 989. Fr-B6.


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  • 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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