The recent Chinese rarity has already broken free of its guide price a week ahead of auction
Next week, Heritage is holding a sale of rare coins of the world in
Only 15 Lunar Series Kilo gold coins, with the notional worth of 10,000 Yuan, were minted in at the
The obverse of the coin shows Da Zheng Hall of the
The condition of the piece is Gem Cameo Proof, which is no doubt thanks in part to the fact that it remains clothed in its original soft transparent plastic and housed in its original cherry-wood case.
Estimated at $75,000-100,000, the piece has already attracted a bid of $120,000 over the internet, perhaps because for anyone able to keep it in its current condition it is an obvious investment opportunity.
Heritage's auction takes place on April 23, with internet/phone bidding available until April 22.
Coin collectors and numismatists may also be interested in taking a look at this portfolio of rare gold coins which is currently available.