Gold Panda Coin Values and Mintage
1987Y GOLD PANDA 100 YUAN MS

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1987Y GOLD PANDA 100 YUAN MS

Specifications: 100 YUAN

Category: Gold Panda Coins

Catalog: KM-166

Composition: Gold

Fineness: 0.999

AGW: 0.9999oz

Obverse: Temple of Heaven, date below

Reverse: Panda drinking at stream, denomination below

Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
         

VarietyPlus

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Peter Anthony:The 1987 “Y” 100 Yuan gold Panda is one of the more common early date Pandas. An outstanding feature of the coins is the design by master artist Chen Jian, who also was the artist for the original 1982 Pandas. Noteworthy is the illusion of water created by using only a few simple lines. The same design appears on the other 1987 B.U. Pandas and the 100 Yuan Proof Platinum Panda.

There is a wrinkle to the 1987 gold Pandas; they have mintmarks on them. Several of the official Panda distributors, notably Martin Weiss of Panda America, had strongly urged the China Mint to add mintmarks. The distributors believed that mintmarks would increase sales to collectors who would buy both versions. So in 1987 the China Mint placed an “S” on coins struck in Shanghai and a “Y” on coins from Shenyang. Indeed to this day collectors often buy both versions for their sets. The “S” coins from Shanghai were released months sooner than their “Y” counterparts. Shenyang’s coins did not hit the market until October of 1987. As a result the Shanghai versions achieved wider sales and distribution.

While neither is really scarce the Shanghai – S coins are more common than the Shenyang Y. The number of coins that survive in B.U. condition is only a fraction of the original mintage.

The 1987 “Y” 1 oz. gold Panda is part of three NGC Registry sets: Gold 1 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State," "Gold 1 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State (Incl. Varieties)," and "Gold 1 Ounce Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State and Proof."


Gold Panda Coin Price Guide

Description
 
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1987Y GOLD PANDA 100 YUAN MS $ - - - 1,360 1,425 1,575 -

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Gold Panda Coin Census

 

NGC GRADE SUMMARY
100 YUAN

Total Graded: 497
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 68
High Grade: 69
The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.

1987Y GOLD PANDA 100 YUAN MS


NGC Census Detail
Year/Mint
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Variety
Desig
Total
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61
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1987Y CHINA G100YPANDAMS497  12542094185186 

NGC Registry - Gold Panda Coin

NGC Registry Score
Year/MintDenVarietyDesig6061626364656667686970
1987Y CHINA G100Y PANDA MS 2130 2152 2175 2198 2222 2245 2305 2366 2484 2700 3748