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

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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
10000 Yuan
1949

Standard banknote
P# 854
10000 Yuan (6th issue)
1951

Standard banknote
P# 858
10000 Yuan (5th issue)
1951

Standard banknote
P# 858A
50000 Yuan
1950

Standard banknote
P# 855
50000 Yuan
1950

Standard banknote
P# 856

Second Rénmínbì (1955-date)

100 Fen = 10 Jiao = 1 Yuan renminbi

Available for swap 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
1953

Standard banknote
117 × 54 mm
P# 863
1 Jiao
1960

Standard banknote
111 × 52 mm
P# 873
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
Available for swap 2 Jiao
1953

Standard banknote
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
Available for swap 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
Available for swap 1 Yuan
1980-1996

Standard banknote
140 × 63 mm
P# 884
Available for swap 1 Yuan
1999

Standard banknote
131 × 63 mm
P# 895
Available for swap 1 Yuan (enhanced security)
2019

Standard banknote
130 × 63 mm
P# 912
2 Yuan
1953

156 × 71 mm
P# 867
2 Yuan
1960

Standard banknote
135 × 57 mm
P# 875
Available for swap 2 Yuan
1980-1990

Standard banknote
143 × 63 mm
P# 885
3 Yuan
1953

Standard banknote
160 × 72 mm
P# 868
5 Yuan
1953

Standard banknote
165 × 74 mm
P# 869
5 Yuan
1956

Standard banknote
164 × 76 mm
P# 872
5 Yuan
1960

Standard banknote
P# 876
Available for swap 5 Yuan
1980

Standard banknote
147.2 × 69.85 mm
P# 886
Available for swap 5 Yuan (without YUAN)
1999

Standard banknote
135 × 63 mm
P# 897
Available for swap 5 Yuan
2005

Standard banknote
135 × 63 mm
P# 903
5 Yuan (enhanced security)
2020

Standard banknote
P# 913
10 Yuan
1953

Standard banknote
207 × 85 mm
P# 870
Available for swap 10 Yuan
1965

Standard banknote
156 × 73 mm
P# 879

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