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Banknotes 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: China - Republic, China - Empire, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet

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Foreign Exchange Certificates

Available for swap 10 Fen (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
1979

Standard banknote
44 × 123 mm
P# FX1, J# 996
Available for swap 50 Fen (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
1979

Standard banknote
142 × 26 mm
P# FX2
Available for swap 1 Yuan (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
1979

Standard banknote
151 × 58 mm
P# FX3
5 Yuan (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
1979

Standard banknote
178 × 62 mm
P# FX4
10 Yuan (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
1979

Standard banknote
178 × 62 mm
P# FX5
50 Yuan (Foreign Exchange Certificate)
1979

Standard banknote
170 × 70 mm
P# FX6

First Rénmínbì (1949-1955)

100 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 835
500 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 845
500 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 846
500 Yuan (6th issue)
1951

Standard banknote
P# 857
1000 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 847
1000 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 850
1000 Yuan (6th issue)
1951

Standard banknote
135 × 70 mm
P# 857A
5000 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 851
5000 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 852
5000 Yuan (5th issue)
1951

Standard banknote
P# 857B
5000 Yuan (6th issue)
1951

Standard banknote
P# 857C
5000 Yuan (7th issue)
1953

Standard banknote
P# 859
10000 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 853

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