China 1999 25 yuan KM-1219
This specimen was lot 33506 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description noted, "China: People's Republic gold "Large Date" Panda 25 Yuan (1/4 oz) 1999 MS69 NGC. Serif 1 variety." 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 panda, one of a series first issued in 1983.
Recorded mintage: 18,013.
Specification: 7.78 g, .999 fine gold, 0.250 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 1219, PAN-318B.
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