China 2003 300 yuan KM-1479
This specimen was lot 2312 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "CHINA. 300 Yuan, 2003. Lunar Series, Year of the Goat. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Reported mintage of only 3,800 pieces. A nearly perfect example of this massive issue." The Chinese government has, since the mid 1980's, produced a mind boggling array of bullion related collectibles. Coins featuring the animals of the Chinese zodiac have long been popular.
Recorded mintage: 3,800.
Specification: 1000 g, .999 fine silver, 32.11 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-1479.
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