China 1986 100 yuan KM-135

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 22382
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This specimen was lot 22382 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHINA. 100 Yuan, 1986. Panda Series. NGC MS-68. Free of tone, haze or fog." This NCLT was the fourth one ounce panda, the series having begun in 1983. Subsequent programs added silver and platinum pandas in varying sizes from one gram up to 4.85 kilo. This 100 yuan is accompanied by five yuan (KM 131), 10 yuan (KM 132), 25 yuan (KM 133) and 50 yuan (KM 134). Proofs should be marked with a "P".

Recorded mintage: 107,124 plus 10,000 mintmarked "P".

Specification: 31.13 g, .999 fine gold, 1 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-B4; KM-135; PAN-30a.


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  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Anthony, Peter, Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, 3rd Ed., Los Angeles, 2017.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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