China 2015 100 yuan
This specimen was lot 22368 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description noted, "CHINA. 100 Yuan, 2015. Panda Series. NGC MS-70. Proof-like and brilliant. No spots, tone, or fog." The one ounce panda was raised from 100 yuan to 500 yuan in 2000 and all the fractional pandas were raised proportionately. In 2016, the panda was "metricated" from 31.1 g to 30 g.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7.78 g, .999 fine gold, 0.250 troy oz AGW, 22 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-unlisted; KM-unlisted; PAN-639A.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 13th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2018.
- Anthony, Peter, Gold & Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, 3rd Ed., Los Angeles, 2017.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.