China 1987-Y 10 yuan KM-163

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Goldberg sale 106, lot 1673
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This specimen was lot 1673 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $156. The catalog description[1] noted, "China. 10 Yuan, 1987-Y. Panda drinking water. NGC graded MS-69." The "Y" stamped into the obverse may have been a mintmark, applied to increase variety and therefore sales. Proofs were marked "P" and the Shanghai mint product marked "s". The experiment was discontinued a few years later.

Recorded mintage: 134,598 (combined s + y) + 10,000 proofs (marked P).

Specification: 3.11 g, .999 fine gold, 0.100 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-163.


  • 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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