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  Announcement of the People’s Bank of China

  〔2019〕No.27


The People’s Bank of China is to issue a series of 2020 Chinese Geng Zi Year (Year of the Rat) gold and silver commemorative coins on November 18th 2019. The program consists of 17 coins, with 10 in gold and 7 in silver, all of which are the legal tender of the People’s Republic of China.


I. Designs of the Coins

i. Obverse Design

The common obverse of the gold and silver commemorative coins features the national emblem of the People’s Republic of China, auspicious design of lotus and fish symbolizing a surplus year after year,the title of PRC and the year date.

ii. Reverse Design

3g round gold coin, 10g fan-shaped gold coin, 15g plum-blossom shaped gold coin, 150g rectangular gold coin, 500g round gold coin, 1kg plum-blossom shaped gold coin, 2kg round gold coin, 10kg round gold coin, 30g round silver coin, 30g plum-blossom shaped silver coin, 30g fan-shaped silver coin, 150g rectangular silver coin, 1kg round silver coin bear the common reverse of an image of a lifelike rat in the foreground and a decorative design of the rat as the background, the face value and the words “Geng Zi” in Chinese.

3g round gold coin (selective color), 150g round gold coin (selective color), 30g round silver coin (selective color) and 150g round silver coin (selective color) bear the common reverse of the folk traditional design of a rat in the foreground and auspicious flower design as the background (selective color), the face value and the words of “Geng Zi” in Chinese.


II. Specifications and Mintage of the Coins

i. 3g round gold coin is proof in quality, 18mm in diameter, 50 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 3 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 120,000 pieces.

ii. 30g round silver coin is proof in quality, 40mm in diameter, 10 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 1 troy ounce of pure silver. The total mintage is 200,000 pieces.

iii. 3g round gold coin (selective color) is proof in quality, 18mm in diameter, 50 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 3 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 120,000 pieces.

iv. 30g round silver coin (selective color) 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 200,000 pieces.

v. 10g fan-shaped gold coin is proof in quality, 51mm in excircle radius, 36mm in incircle radius, 30 degrees in central angle, 150 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains10 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is10,000 pieces.

vi. 30g fan-shaped silver coin is proof in quality, 85mm in excircle radius, 60mm in incircle radius, 30 degrees in central angle, 10 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 30 grams of pure silver. The total mintage is 60,000 pieces.

vii. 15g plum-blossom shaped gold coin is proof in quality, 27mm in diameter of circumcircle, 200 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 15 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 8,000 pieces.

viii. 30g plum-blossom shaped silver coin is proof in quality, 40mm in diameter of circumcircle, 10 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 30 grams of pure silver. The total mintage is 60,000 pieces.

ix. 150g rectangular gold coin is proof in quality, 64mm×40mm in dimension, 2000 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 150 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 1000 pieces.

x. 150g rectangular silver coin is proof in quality, 80mm×50mm in dimension, 50 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 150 grams of pure silver. The total mintage is 10,000 pieces.

xi. 150g round gold coin (selectively colored) is proof in quality, 60mm in diameter, 2000 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 150 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 1000 pieces.

xii. 150g round silver coin (selectively colored) is proof in quality, 70mm in diameter, 50 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 150 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 10,000 pieces.

xiii. 500g round gold coin is proof in quality, 80mm in diameter, 5000 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 500 grams of pure gold. The total mintage is 600 pieces.

xiv. 1kg plum-blossom shaped gold coin is proof in quality, 100mm in diameter of circumcircle,10000 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 1kg of pure gold. The total mintage is 118 pieces.

xv. 1kg round silver coin is proof in quality, 100mm in diameter, 300 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 1 kilogram of pure silver. The total mintage is 10000 pieces.

xvi. 2kg round gold coin is proof in quality, 110mm in diameter, 20000 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness, and contains 2 kilograms of pure silver. The total mintage is 50 pieces.

xvii. 10kg round gold coin is proof in quality, 180mm in diameter, 100000 Yuan in face value, 99.9% in fineness and contains 10 kilograms of pure gold. The total mintage is 18 pieces.


III. The program of gold and silver commemorative coins are respectively minted by Shenzhen Guobao Mint Co., Ltd, Shenyang Mint Co., Ltd and Shanghai Mint Co., Ltd, and solely distributed by China Gold Coin Incorporation. Please visit www.chngc.net for more distribution information.

  

  The People’s Bank of China

  November 8th 2019

  

  3g gold round coin

  

  30g silver round coin

  

  3g colored gold round coin

  

  30g colored silver round coin

  

  10g fan-shaped gold coin

  

  30g fan-shaped silver coin

  

  15g plum-blossom shaped gold coin

  

  30g plum-blossom shaped silver coin

  

  150g rectangular gold coin

  

  150g rectangular silver coin

  

  150g round colored gold coin

  

  150g round colored silver coin

  

  500g round gold coin  

  

  1kg plum-blossom shaped gold coin

  

  1kg round silver coin

  

  2kg round gold coin

  

  10kg round gold coin

  


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