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The People’s Republic of China (“China”) is located in Asia and is the largest country by population and by size, excluding Russia and Canada. As a country, China dates back to 2070 BC, however its current form as the People’s Republic of China was only established in 1949 after the Chinese Civil War. Succeeding the nationalist government, the communist government has ruled mainland China since. The currency of China is the Yuan, which began as a form of continuation of the nationalists’ currency. It was, however, rapidly “revaluated” soon after the establishment of the new republic, with zeroes being “cut off” from the currency. Each yuan is divided into 100 fen, or 10 jiao, with early coinage from the PRC consisting principally of aluminium 1, 2, and 5 fen pieces. These coins continue to be issued for limited usage today. Following the economic reforms of the 1970s, higher denomination coins such as 1, 2, and 5 jiao (10, 20, 50 fen), and 1 yuan coins were issued for limited circulation. The first jiao- and yuan-denominated coins to be circulated on a large-scale basis were issued in the 1990s. Today, China continues to issue the fen coins, although they are not commonly used for circulation and are extremely rare to find as it is primarily banks who use them for balancing purposes. The 1 and 5 jiao, as well as the 1 yuan coin are commonly used, however the large-size 1 jiao is generally no longer accepted.
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See also: China - Republic, China - Empire, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet

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Yuan renminbi (1955-date)

100 Fen = 10 Jiao = 1 Yuan renminbi

Panda (Gold Bullion Medal)
1982

Token : Panda Series
Gold (.999) • 3.11 g • ⌀ 17.95 mm
X# MB8, Y# 40
Available for swap
Panda (Gold Bullion Medal)
1982

Token : Panda Series
Gold (.999) • 7.78 g • ⌀ 21.95 mm
X# MB9, Y# 41, KM# 53
Panda (Gold Bullion Medal)
1982

Token : Panda Series
Gold (.999) • 15.55 g • ⌀ 27 mm
X# MB10, KM# 54
Panda (Gold Bullion Medal)
1982

Token : Panda Series
Gold (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 32 mm
X# MB11, KM# 55
20 Yuan (Panda)
2013

Non-circulating coin : Panda
Gold (.999) • 1.55 g • ⌀ 14 mm
Available for swap
1 Fen
1955-2017

Aluminium • 0.70 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1, Y# 1
Available for swap
2 Fen
1956-2000

Aluminium • 1.05 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 2, Y# 2
Available for swap
5 Fen
1955-2000

Aluminium • 1.6 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 3, Y# 3
Available for swap
1 Jiao
1980-1986

Brass • 2.6 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 15, Y# 24
Available for swap
1 Jiao (National Games - Gymnast)
1987

Circulating commemorative coin : 1987 National Games, Guangdong
Brass • 2.66 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 155, Y# 148
1 Jiao (National Games - Soccer)
1987

Circulating commemorative coin : 1987 National Games, Guangdong
Brass • 2.66 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 156, Y# 149
Available for swap
1 Jiao (National Games - Volleyball)
1987

Circulating commemorative coin : 1987 National Games, Guangdong
Brass • 2.66 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 157, Y# 150
Available for swap
1 Jiao
1991-1999

Aluminium • 2.3 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
KM# 335, Schön# 287, Y# 328
Available for swap
1 Jiao
1999-2003

Aluminium • 1.12 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 1210, Schön# 1103, Y# 1068
Available for swap
1 Jiao (non magnetic)
2005

Copper-nickel • 1.9 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 1210a, Y# 1068a
Available for swap
1 Jiao (magnetic)
2005-2018

Stainless steel • 3.2 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 1210b, Schön# 1103a, Y# 1068b
Available for swap
1 Jiao
2019

Stainless steel • 3.3 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Available for swap
2 Jiao
1980-1986

Brass • 4.15 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 16, Y# 25
Available for swap
5 Jiao
1980-1986

Brass • 6 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 17, Y# 26
5 Jiao (Marco Polo)
1983

Non-circulating coin : Marco Polo
Silver (.900) • 2.2 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 65, Y# 53

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