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  Announcement of the People’s Bank of China

  〔2018〕No.24


The People’s Bank of China is to issue a set of commemorative coins for the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up from November 16th 2018. The set of coin consists of 7 coins, including a gold coin, five silver coins and a bi-metal coin, all of which are the legal tender of the People’s Republic of China.

I. Design of the gold and silver commemorative coins

i. Obverse design

The set of gold and silver commemorative coin 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 the 8g gold coin features the combined design of the number “40” and the peony flower, the words “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up” in Chinese, and the face value.

The reverse of the 150g silver coin features the combined design of the followings symbolizing the Belt and Road Initiative, such as land, ocean, bridge, olive branches, the words “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up” in Chinese, and the face value.

The reverse of the 30g silver coin (I) describes young seedlings from the left, to the full grown rice on the right, indicating reform from its early stage in rural areas (initial at Xiaogang Village, Anhui Province) to the great achievements now, the words “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up” in Chinese, and the face value.

The reverse of the 30g silver coin (II) features the combined design of the city buildings in Shenzhen, Shekou Port, the sculpture “Willing Ox” and a flying ribbon, the words “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up” in Chinese, and the face value.

The reverse of the 30g silver coin (III) features the combined design of the iconic buildings of Pudong, Shanghai, the Nanpu Bridge, the Huangpu River, the words “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up” in Chinese, and the face value.

The reverse of the 30g silver coin (IV) features the combined design of part of the map outline of Xiongan New Area, lotus flower and scientific elements, the words “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up” in Chinese, and the face value.

II. Specifications and mintage of the gold and silver commemorative coins

The 8g gold coin is proof in quality, 22mm in diameter, 100 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 8 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 20000 pieces.

The 150g silver coin is proof in quality, 70mm in diameter, 50 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 150 grams of pure silver. The total mintage is 4000 pieces.

The 30g silver coins (four pieces) are proof in quality, 40mm in diameter, 10 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contain 30 grams of pure silver. The total mintage is 4*40000 pieces.

III. The gold and silver commemorative coins of the set are minted by Shenyang Mint Co., Ltd and Shanghai Mint Co., Ltd, and solely distributed by China Gold Coin Incorporation. For more information about the distribution channels, please visit www.chngc.net.

  

  The People’s Bank of China

   November 15th 2018

Images of the gold and silver commemoraitve coins:

  

  8g gold coin

  

  150g silver coin

  

  30g silver coin

  

  

  


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