China 2009 500 yuan KM-1872

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Sincona sale 51, lot 2284
This specimen was lot 2284 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 1,200 CHF (about US$1,448 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"500 Yuan 2009. Panda. Polierte Platte. FDC. (China, five hundred yuan of 2009, panda. Choice Proof.)"
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.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 31.10 g, .999 fine gold, 1.000 troy oz AGW, 32 mm diameter; this specimen 31.10 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1872, Fr-B14.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 13th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2018.
  • 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, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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