China 1998 5 yuan KM-1125
This specimen was lot 1689 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $408. The catalog description noted, "China. 5 Yuan, 1998. Panda seated on rock. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated." The Chinese government has, since the mid 1980's, produced a mind boggling array of bullion related collectibles. The gold panda is one of the most popular.
Recorded mintage: 27,483, including large and small date.
Specification: 1.56 g, .999 fine gold, .050 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-1125 (formerly KM Y990).
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.