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Announcement of the People’s Bank of China


The People’s Bank of China is to issue a set of gold and silver commemorative coins inscribed with words for the 50th anniversary of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on June 28, 2011. The set consists of 2 coins, including one gold coin and one silver coin, both of which are the legal tender of the People’s Republic of China.

I. Design of the coins

i. Obverse design

The gold and silver commemorative coins bear the common obverse of the national emblem of the People’s Republic of China, the title of PRC and the year date.

ii. Reverse design

The reverse of 1/4 oz gold coin features a decorated figure “50”, and inside the figure “0”depicts the logo of WWF with the background of the globe; the words of “The 50th Anniversary of WWF” in Chinese and the face value are inscribed on the upper and lower edge of the coin.

The reverse of 1 oz silver coin depicts a Tibetan antelope in the foreground, with the decorative design of antelope group and the snow mountain as the background. The words of “WWF” in English and “The 50th Anniversary of WWF” in Chinese and the face value are inscribed on the right side.

II. Specifications and mintage of the coins

i. 1/4 oz round gold coin is proof in quality, 22 mm in diameter, 100 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 1/4 troy ounce of pure gold. The total mintage is 10000 pieces.

ii. 1 oz round silver coin is proof in quality, 40 mm in diameter, 10 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 1 troy ounce of pure silver. The total mintage is 30000 pieces.

III. This set of coins is minted by Shenzhen Guobao Mint and solely distributed by China Gold Coin Incorporation.

The People’s Bank of China

June 8, 2011

1/4oz gold coin

Face value

Metal

Fineness

Quality

Weight

Diameter

Total
mintage

100 Yuan

gold

99.9%

proof

1/4oz

22mm

10000pcs

Obverse

The national emblem of the People’s Republic of China, the title of PRC and the year date.

Reverse

A decorated figure “50”, and inside the figure “0”depicts the logo of WWF with the background of the globe; the words of “The 50th Anniversary of WWF” in Chinese and the face value are inscribed on the upper and lower edge of the coin.

1oz silver coin

Face value

Metal

Fineness

Quality

Weight

Diameter

Total
mintage

10Yuan

silver

99.9%

proof

1oz

40mm

30000pcs

Obverse

The national emblem of the People’s Republic of China, the title of PRC and the year date.

Reverse

A Tibetan antelope in the foreground, with the decorative design of antelope group and the snow mountain as the background. The words of “WWF” in English and “The 50th Anniversary of WWF” in Chinese and the face value are inscribed on the right side.


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