5 Yuan Red-crowned Crane

5 Yuan (Red-crowned Crane) - obverse5 Yuan (Red-crowned Crane) - reverse

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Features

Issuer People's Republic of China
Period People's Republic (1949-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1997
Value 5 Yuan (5元, 伍圓)
5 CNY = USD 0.69
Currency Second Rénmínbì (1955-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 32.0 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
13878
References KM# 981,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Y# 732
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, United States.
And 1 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Red Book Animals Series - 4th edition - Red-crowned Crane

Obverse

National emblem, date below

Lettering:
ZHONGHUA RENMIN CONGHEGUO
中华人民共和国
1997

Reverse

Red-crowned Crane and denomination

Lettering:
中国珍稀野生动物一丹顶鹤
5元

Edge

Alternating reeded and plain sections (nine sections each containing eight reeds)

Comments

The red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis), also called the Manchurian crane or Japanese crane, is a large East Asian crane among the rarest cranes in the world. In some parts of its range, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity.

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Yuan (Red-crowned Crane)
Katz
Auction 120
Lot 225
Internet Archive
Apr 13, 2024 UNC USD 25.49
(EUR 24.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Yuan (Red-crowned Crane)
Katz
Auction 114
Lot 1652
Internet Archive
Feb 24, 2024 UNC USD 7.44
(EUR 7.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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