China 1987-S 25 yuan KM-161

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Goldberg sale 109, lot 2268
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This specimen was lot 2268 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "China. 25 Yuan, 1987 (S). Panda drinking. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated." For several years in the eighties, the Shanghai mint ("S") and Shenyang mint ("Y") affixed mintmarks to their products, as here. The practice has since been discontinued.

Recorded mintage: 97,358 (s + y) + 10,000 proofs (P).

Specification: 7.78 g, .999 fine gold, 0.250 ounce AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 161.


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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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 109: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.

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