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Coins from the People's Republic of China

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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. Read more

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

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People's Republic of China

50 Yuan (Ancient Paintings - Peacocks) – obverse
50 Yuan (Ancient Paintings - Peacocks) – reverse
50 Yuan (Ancient Paintings - Peacocks)
1993
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 155.5 g
KM# 597
50 Yuan (Taiwan Scenery, Buddha Statue) – obverse
50 Yuan (Taiwan Scenery, Buddha Statue) – reverse
50 Yuan (Taiwan Scenery, Buddha Statue)
1994
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 155.52 g
KM# 669
50 Yuan (Painting Master Qi Baishi) – obverse
50 Yuan (Painting Master Qi Baishi) – reverse
50 Yuan (Painting Master Qi Baishi)
1997
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 151.26 g • ⌀ 70 mm
KM# 1019
50 Yuan (Squirrels eating grapes) – obverse
50 Yuan (Squirrels eating grapes) – reverse
50 Yuan (Squirrels eating grapes)
1997
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.55 g
KM# 1020
50 Yuan (70th Anniversary - People's Liberation Army) – obverse
50 Yuan (70th Anniversary - People's Liberation Army) – reverse
50 Yuan (70th Anniversary - People's Liberation Army)
1997
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 155.55 g
KM# 1043
50 Yuan (Auspicious Matters - Traditional Chinese Mascot) – obverse
50 Yuan (Auspicious Matters - Traditional Chinese Mascot) – reverse
50 Yuan (Auspicious Matters - Traditional Chinese Mascot)
1997
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 155.52 g
KM# 1061
50 Yuan (Huang (Yellow) River Culture - Archer) – obverse
50 Yuan (Huang (Yellow) River Culture - Archer) – reverse
50 Yuan (Huang (Yellow) River Culture - Archer)
1997
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.55 g
KM# 1081
50 Yuan (Yellow River Culture - Fairy) – obverse
50 Yuan (Yellow River Culture - Fairy) – reverse
50 Yuan (Yellow River Culture - Fairy)
1997
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 155.5 g • ⌀ 70 mm
KM# 1082
50 Yuan (Romance of 3 Kingdoms - Soldiers on a boat) – obverse
50 Yuan (Romance of 3 Kingdoms - Soldiers on a boat) – reverse
50 Yuan (Romance of 3 Kingdoms - Soldiers on a boat)
1997
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.55 g
KM# 1088
50 Yuan (Classic Literature - Romance of Three Kingdoms) – obverse
50 Yuan (Classic Literature - Romance of Three Kingdoms) – reverse
50 Yuan (Classic Literature - Romance of Three Kingdoms)
1997
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 151.5 g • ⌀ 70 mm
KM# 1089
50 Yuan (Silk Road - Man with Horse) – obverse
50 Yuan (Silk Road - Man with Horse) – reverse
50 Yuan (Silk Road - Man with Horse)
1997
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 10.1 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 1107
50 Yuan (100th Anniversary - Zhou Enlai) – obverse
50 Yuan (100th Anniversary - Zhou Enlai) – reverse
50 Yuan (100th Anniversary - Zhou Enlai)
1998
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.55 g
KM# 1153
50 Yuan (100th Anniversary of Liu Shaoqi) – obverse
50 Yuan (100th Anniversary of Liu Shaoqi) – reverse
50 Yuan (100th Anniversary of Liu Shaoqi)
1998
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.55 g
KM# 1156
50 Yuan (Spring Greeting) – obverse
50 Yuan (Spring Greeting) – reverse
50 Yuan (Spring Greeting)
1998
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 155.5 g • ⌀ 70 mm
KM# 1179
50 Yuan (Ancient Paintings) – obverse
50 Yuan (Ancient Paintings) – reverse
50 Yuan (Ancient Paintings)
1998
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 155.5 g • ⌀ 90 mm
KM# 1187
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Arch at sea shore) – obverse
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Arch at sea shore) – reverse
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Arch at sea shore)
1998
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.5 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 1192
50 Yuan (Guilin scenery - 4-arched bridge) – obverse
50 Yuan (Guilin scenery - 4-arched bridge) – reverse
50 Yuan (Guilin scenery - 4-arched bridge)
1998
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.5 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 1193
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Long arched bridge) – obverse
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Long arched bridge) – reverse
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Long arched bridge)
1998
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.5 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 1194
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Outcrop with Pagoda on top) – obverse
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Outcrop with Pagoda on top) – reverse
50 Yuan (Guilien scenery - Outcrop with Pagoda on top)
1998
Non circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 15.5 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 1195
50 Yuan (Folk Fairy Tales) – obverse
50 Yuan (Folk Fairy Tales) – reverse
50 Yuan (Folk Fairy Tales)
2002
Non circulating coin
Silver (.999) • 155.79 g • ⌀ 90 mm
KM# 1430

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