World Coins

Chinese Panda 1-kilo gold coin tops bidding in Scotsman

One of only 58 pieces produced, this Chinese 1997 Panda 1-kilo gold 2,000-yuan coin, graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., sold Oct. 21 at auction in St. Louis for $110,400.

Images courtesy of Scotsman Auction Co.

A Chinese 1997 Panda 1-kilo gold 2,000-yuan coin, graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., sold for $110,400 during an Oct. 21 auction in St. Louis by Scotsman Auction Co.

The coin was among 985 lots of ancient, Colonial, U.S. and world coins, tokens, medals and paper money offered.

The firm reported a 79 percent sell-through rate for the lots offered, which brought total prices realized of $2,007,507. The prices realized include the 15 percent buyer’s fee added to the final closing hammer price of each lot won.

For more information on the auction, contact Scotsman Auction Co., 11261 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141-7653, telephone the firm at 314-692-2646 or toll free at 800-642-4305, or visit the company website at www.scoins.com.

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1922-D Lincoln, No D, Strong Reverse, Die Pair 2 cent, Professional Coin Grading Service About Uncirculated 53, $3,795.

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1896 Morgan dollar, NGC Proof 67 cameo, $12,650.

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1856-D Coronet gold $2.50 quarter eagle, PCGS AU-55, $41,975.

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1907 Saint-Gaudens, High Relief, Roman Numerals, Wire Rim gold $20 double eagle, PCGS Genuine, MS-63 Details, Lightly Cleaned, $14,375.

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