China 2005 500 yuan KM-1582

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Goldberg sale 106, lot 1698
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This specimen was lot 1698 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "China. 500 Yuan, 2005. Panda cub and mom seated in bamboo. NGC graded MS-69." 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. Prior to 2001, the one ounce panda was denominated 100 yuan. The Chinese government issued twelve different panda coins in 2005, as follows:

  • KM A1580: 10,000 yuan, 1 kilogram gold;
  • KM 1581: 2,000 yuan, 5 oz gold;
  • KM 1582: 500 yuan, 1 oz gold (shown here);
  • KM 1583: 200 yuan, ½ oz gold;
  • KM 1584: 100 yuan, ¼ oz gold;
  • KM 1585: 50 yuan, 1/10 oz gold;
  • KM 1586: 20 yuan, 1/20 oz gold;
  • KM 1587: 300 yuan, 1 kilogram silver;
  • KM 1588: 50 yuan, 5 oz silver;
  • KM 1589: 10 yuan, 1 oz silver;
  • KM 1590: 100 yuan, ½ oz palladium;
  • KM 1591: 100 yuan, 1/10 oz platinum.

Recorded mintage: 50,300.

Specification: 31.10 g, .999 fine gold, 1.000 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-1582.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]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.

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