5 Fen

5 Fen -  obverse5 Fen -  reverse

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Features

Country People's Republic of China
Period People's Republic (1949-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-2000
Value 5 Fen
0.05 CNY = 0.0077 USD
Currency Second Rénmínbì (1955-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 3,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Y# 3
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.

Obverse

China's emblem: Tian'anmen, "Gate of Heavenly Peace", gate to the forbidden city, 5 stars above it. Was Y#3

Lettering: 中 華 人 民 共 和 國

Translation: People's Republic of China

Reverse

Ears surrounding the face value

Lettering:
5
伍分
1990

Translation:
5
Five Fen
1990

Edge

Milled

5 Fen -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  0.07 0.30 33.14 6% Modern letters
1956  0.18 0.22 0.30 0.36 0.99 3.29 14% Modern letters
1957  0.33 0.84 33.32 6% Modern letters
1974  0.30 0.60 7% Stylized letters, different font
1975  0.4% Modern letters
1976  350,000 0.28 0.29 0.37 1.21 16% Modern letters
1976  0.31 0.49 4% Stylized letters, different font
1979  0.3% Modern letters
1980  0.8% Modern letters
1981  0.6% Modern letters
1981  10,000 0.2% Modern letters; Proof
1982  0.36 0.43 1.08 13% Modern letters
1982  10,000 0.9% Modern letters; Proof
1982  3% Stylized letters, different font
1983  484,000 0.24 0.22 0.31 1.43 14% Modern letters
1983  10,000 0.7% Modern letters; Proof
1984  600,000 0.54 0.36 1.10 14% Modern letters
1984  10,000 0.6% Modern letters; Proof
1984  3% Stylized letters, different font
1985  1.21 2.57 7% Modern letters
1985  4,825 0.4% Modern letters; Proof
1986  0.22 0.25 0.35 0.82 0.61 35% Modern letters
1986  660 3% Modern letters; Proof
1987  0.24 0.19 1.21 3.09 9% Modern letters
1988  0.19 0.27 0.51 0.54 23% Modern letters
1989  0.20 0.55 1.05 7% Modern letters
1990  0.19 0.30 0.45 9% Modern letters
1991  0.12 0.19 0.33 1.08 13% Modern letters
1991  20,000 0.8% Modern letters; Proof
1992  0.30 1.41 6% Modern letters
1992  20,000 0.5% Modern letters; Proof
1993  0.19% Modern letters, In Sets only
1993  20,000 0.11% Modern letters; Proof
1994  0.3% Modern letters, In Sets only
1994  20,000 0.15% Modern letters; Proof
1995  0.17% Modern letters, In Sets only
1995  20,000 0.13% Modern letters; Proof
1996  0.3% Modern letters, In Sets only
1996  20,000 0.13% Modern letters; Proof
1997  0.3% Modern letters
1997  20,000 0.11% Proof
1998  0.3% Modern letters
1998  20,000 0.11% Proof
1999  0.3% Modern letters
1999  20,000 0.11% Proof
2000  0.5% Modern letters
2000  20,000 0.2% Proof

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