China 1986 5 yuan KM-150

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Heritage sale 3049, part of lot 34514
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 34514 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), which sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "World Wildlife Fund silver 25 Coin Set 1986-1988, 25th anniversary Coin Collection comprising 25 different coins depicting animals from 25 different countries. All coins Choice Cameo Proof. Set comes with COA for each coin and is housed in its original box. Total ASW 18.9491 oz." This NCLT was issued by China to honor the 25th anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund by featuring the panda.

Recorded mintage: 20,000 plus 20,000 proofs.

Specification: 22.22 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 150 (formerly Y106).


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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