China 2001 10 yuan KM-1379
This specimen was lot 34534 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $210. The catalog description noted, "CHINA. 10 Yuan, 2001. Lunar Series, Year of the Snake. PCGS PROOF-69 DEEP CAMEO Secure Holder. Scalloped edge." The Chinese government has, since the mid 1980's, produced a mind boggling array of bullion related collectibles. A complete set is thousands of types yet buyers clamor for more.
Recorded mintage: 66,000 business strikes, 6,900 proofs and 6,800 multicolored.
Specification: 30.84 g, .999 fine silver, .990 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-1379.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 13th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2018.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.