China 1987-Y 100 yuan KM-166

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Goldberg sale 109, lot 2266
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This specimen was lot 2266 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "China. 100 Yuan, 1987 (Y). Panda drinking water. NGC graded MS-68." 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: 156,178 (s + y) + 10,000 proofs (P).

Specification: 31.11 g, .999 fine gold, 1.0000 ounce AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-166 (formerly KM-Y128).


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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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