China 1987-S 100 yuan KM-A163

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Goldberg sale 106, lot 1671
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This specimen was lot 1671 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $1,170. The catalog description[1] noted, "China. Platinum 100 Yuan, 1987-S. Panda drinking at stream. NGC graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo." As the popularity of the panda program ramified, Chinese authorities added platinum issues to the series. This metal was never as popular as the silver or gold and its issue was terminated in 1990.

Recorded mintage: 2,000.

Specification: 31.1 g, .999 fine platinum, 1.000 troy oz APW.

Catalog reference: KM-A163.


  • Anthony, Peter, Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, 3rd Ed., Los Angeles, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [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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