Coins from the People's Republic of China

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.
Wikidata: Q148

See also: Republic of China, Empire of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet

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Second Rénmínbì (1955-date)

100 Fen = 10 Jiao = 1 Yuan renminbi

Available for swap 1 Fen
1955-2018

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
Available for swap 1 Jiao (National Games - Soccer)
1987

Circulating commemorative coin : 1987 National Games, Guangdong
Brass • 2.66 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 156, Y# 149
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 • 3.2 g • ⌀ 19.0 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
5 Jiao (Phoenix and Dragon)
1990

Non-circulating coin : Phoenix and Dragon
Silver (.999) • 2 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 265, Y# 205
Available for swap 5 Jiao
1991-2001

Brass • 3.8 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
KM# 336, Schön# 288, Y# 329
Available for swap 5 Jiao
2000-2018

Brass plated steel • 3.8 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
KM# 1411, Schön# 1104, Y# 1106
Available for swap 5 Jiao
2019

Nickel plated steel • 3.8 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
1 Yuan (Archery; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 11.6 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# P3
1 Yuan (Wrestling; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 17.6 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# P4
1 Yuan (Equestrian; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 23.8 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# P5
1 Yuan (Soccer; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 23.8 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# P6
1 Yuan (Alpine Skiing; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass ((Cu70%+Zn30%) • 24 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# P7
1 Yuan (Speed Skating; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 24 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# P8
1 Yuan (Figure Skating; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 24 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# P9
1 Yuan (Biathlon; Piedfort)
1980

Pattern : 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 24 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# P10
Available for swap 1 Yuan
1980-1986

Copper-nickel • 9.3 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 18, Y# 27
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Figure Skating)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 12 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# 19, Y# 16
1 Yuan (Biathlon)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 12 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# 20, Y# 17
1 Yuan (Alpine Skiing)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Winter Olympics – 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 12 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# 21, Y# 14
1 Yuan (Speed Skating)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 12 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# 22, Y# 15
1 Yuan (Archery)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 5.8 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 29, Y# 10
1 Yuan (Wrestling)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow – Wrestling
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 8.8 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 30, Y# 11
1 Yuan (Equestrian)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 11.9 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 31, Y# 12
1 Yuan (Soccer)
1980

Non-circulating coin : 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow – 1980 Summer Olympics, Moscow
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 11.9 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 32, Y# 13
Available for swap 1 Yuan (1982 FIFA World Cup)
1982

Non-circulating coin : 1982 FIFA World Cup
Brass (70% Copper, 30% Zinc) • 11.9 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 58, Y# 34
1 Yuan (Panda)
1983-1985

Non-circulating coin
Brass (Cu70%+Zn30%) • 12.7 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 85, Y# 58
1 Yuan (35th Anniversary of P.R.China - Founding Ceremony 1949)
(1984)

Circulating commemorative coin : 35th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China
Copper-nickel • 9.5 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 104, Y# 85
1 Yuan (35th Anniversary of P.R.China - Dancers)
(1984)

Circulating commemorative coin : 35th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China
Copper-nickel • 9.4 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 105, Y# 86
1 Yuan (35th Anniversary of P.R.China - Chinese Pillar)
(1984)

Circulating commemorative coin : 35th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China
Copper-nickel • 9.5 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 106, Y# 87
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Xizang Autonomous Region)
1985

Circulating commemorative coin : 20th Anniversary of the Xizang Autonomous Region
Copper-nickel • 9.3 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 110, Y# 96
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Xinjiang Autonomous Region)
1985

Circulating commemorative coin : 30th Anniversary of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region
Copper-nickel • 9.32 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 111, Y# 109
Available for swap 1 Yuan (International Year of Peace)
1986

Circulating commemorative coin : International Year of Peace
Copper-nickel • 9.3 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 130, Y# 151
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region)
1987

Circulating commemorative coin : 40th Anniversary of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region
Copper-nickel • 9.32 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 158, Y# 140
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Guangxi Autonomous Region)
1988

Circulating commemorative coin : 30th Anniversary of the Guangxi Autonomous Region
Copper-nickel
KM# 180, Y# 198
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Ningxia Autonomous Region)
1988

Circulating commemorative coin : 30th Anniversary of the Ningxia Autonomous Region
Copper-nickel
KM# 181, Y# 211
1 Yuan (People's Bank)
1988

Circulating commemorative coin : 40th Anniversary - People's Bank
Copper-nickel • 9.32 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 182, Y# 212
Available for swap 1 Yuan (40th Anniversary of P.R.China)
1989

Circulating commemorative coin : 40th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China
Copper-nickel • 9.32 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 220, Y# 204
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Asian Games - Archery)
1990

Circulating commemorative coin : 1990 Beijing Asian Games – 1990 Asian Games, Beijing
Copper-nickel clad steel • 8.5 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 264, Y# 256

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