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Banknotes 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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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

Yuan renminbi (1955-date)

100 Fen = 10 Jiao = 1 Yuan renminbi

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1 Fen
1953
Standard banknote
90 × 42 mm
P# 860
Available for swap
2 Fen
1953
Standard banknote
96 × 45 mm
P# 861
Available for swap
5 Fen
1953
Standard banknote
101 × 47 mm
P# 862
Available for swap
1 Jiao
1962
Standard banknote
104 × 50 mm
P# 877
Available for swap
1 Jiao
1980
Standard banknote
115 × 52 mm
P# 881
2 Jiao
1953
120 × 56 mm
P# 864
Available for swap
2 Jiao
1962
Standard banknote
110 × 50 mm
P# 878
Available for swap
2 Jiao
1980
Standard banknote
120 × 55 mm
P# 882
5 Jiao
1953
Standard banknote
124 × 56 mm
P# 865
5 Jiao
(1972)
Standard banknote
115 × 50 mm
P# 880
Available for swap
5 Jiao
1980
Standard banknote
125 × 58 mm
P# 883
1 Yuan
1953
Standard banknote
152 × 70 mm
P# 866
1 Yuan
1956
Standard banknote
148 × 67 mm
P# 871
Available for swap
1 Yuan
1960
Standard banknote
128 × 57 mm
P# 874

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