USD 600000 - 700000
(t) CHINA. 100000 Yuan (10 Kilos), 2015. Shenzhen Mint. Lunar Series, Year of the Goat. SUPERB GEM PROOF.Fr-B78; KM-Unlisted; CC-2011. Mintage: 18; Number: 8. To say examples of 10 Kilogram fine gold coins are infrequently offered is to undersell the RARITY and importance of such types. As one of the largest gold coins ever produced, not just within the history of Chinese numismatics, but more generally across all issuers, this splendid piece offers a chance at a type with few corollaries. Weighing in at hulking 22 Pounds, or over 321 troy ounces, this .999 Fine piece could excite anyone with a heft more similar to a bullion bar kept at a depository, rather than a singular coin. The specimen itself displays an immaculate strike and stunning cameo effect, proving the technical precision and capabilities of the Shenzhen Mint to strike such a massive example. Housed within a protective case, and accompanied by original mint paperwork, both of which pronounce this treasure the 8th produced, a lucky number. As number 8, the coin matches the Year of the Goat in the Zodiacal Cycle which is the 8th Year in the 12 Year procession. Regarded as an auspicious animal and year, this 100,000 Yuan symbols the promise and prosperity that are so commonly associated with the Year of the Goat. When considering the recent appreciation and interest in modern Chinese issues, we hold lofty aspirations for this modern treasure, as reflected in our estimate. A piece that would surmount any collection of Modern Chinese bullion and commemorative designs, and one that would be hard to top in terms of its power to inspire awe.Due to the size and nature of this lot, additional shipping charges apply. Please call 800-458-4646 for more information.