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  Announcement of the People’s Bank of China

  〔2019〕No.10


The People’s Bank of China is to issue a set of Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins for the Art of Chinese Calligraphy (Official Script) on May 28th 2019. The set of coin consists of five coins, including a gold coin and four silver coins, all 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 bronze inscription “中国”(China),the decorative design of bronzeware motifs, the title of P.R.C. and the year date.

ii. Reverse design

The reverse of the 8g round gold coin features part of the inscription Shi Chen stele of the Eastern Han Dynasty, in particular the words xing li (benefiting the people), the decorative design from Han Dynasty pictorial brick, the steal stamp “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy”, the words “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy, the Eastern Han Dynasty, Shi Chen Stele” and the face value.

The reverse of the 150g rectangular silver coin features part of the inscription on Liqi stele of the Eastern Han Dynasty, in particular the words tian yu jiang shu (timely rain from the above), the decorative design from Han Dynasty pictorial brick, the seal stamp “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy”, the words “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy, the Eastern Han Dynasty, Liqi Stele” and the face value.

The reverse of the 30g round silver coin features part of a Shuihudi Qin bamboo slips written from the late Warring States period to Qin Dynasty, in particular the words hui yi ju zhi (uniting the people by favorable policies), the seal stamp “the art of Chinese Calligraphy”, the words “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy, the Late Warring States Period to Qin Dynasty, Shuihudi Qin Bamboo Slips” and the face value.

The reverse of the 30g round silver coin features part of the inscription on Shitai Xiao Jing steles of Tang Dynasty, in particular the words zhi de yao dao (perfect virtue and an important rule of conduct), Tang Dynasty stone-caved pattern of intertwined branches, the seal stamp “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy”, the words “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy, Tang Dynasty, Li Longji, Shitai Xiao Jing” and the face value.

The reverse of the 30g round silver coin features part of The Hexagram Qian of I Ching of Qing Dynasty, in particular the words jun zi (gentleman), the bamboo designs of Qing Dynasty, the seal stamp “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy”, the words “the Art of Chinese Calligraphy, Qing Dynasty, Deng Shiru, the Hexagram Qiann of I Ching” and the face value.


II. Specifications and mintage of the 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 10000 pieces.

The 150g rectangular silver coin is proof in quality, 80mm×50mm in specification, 50 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 150 grams of pure silver. The total mintage is 5000 pieces.

The 30g silver coin (three pieces) is proof in quality, 40mm in diameter, 10 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 30 grams of pure silver. The total mintage is 3×20000 pieces.


III. This set of gold and silver commemorative coins are minted by Shenzhen Guobao 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 the website www.chngc.net.

  

  The People’s Bank of China

  May 27th 2019

  

  

  8g gold coin

   


  150 rectangular silver coin

  

  30g silver coin (hui yi ju zhi)

  


  30g silver coin (zhi de yao dao)

  

  

  

  30g silver coin (jun zi)

  



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