China: Several New Commemorative Coins and Banknotes in 2021

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China to issue commemorative coins, notes for key events in 2021

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-01-01 14:58

BEIJING - China's central bank will issue several commemorative coins and banknotes this year for important events.

Besides a New Year commemorative coin, the People's Bank of China will issue one coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, said a statement on the website of the central bank.

Two commemorative notes are in the pipeline for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, according to the statement.

Two Olympics commemorative coins, originally scheduled for 2020, will also be issued in 2021, it said.

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games is scheduled to open on Feb 4, 2022.

Source: China Daily
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China issues commemorative coin for Year of the Ox

Beijing, January 30

China's central bank has issued a commemorative coin to celebrate the Chinese zodiac Year of the Ox, which will begin from February 12.

The round, copper-alloy coin is 27 mm in diameter and has a face value of 10 yuan ($1.55), Xinhua news agency quoted the People's Bank of China as saying in a statement on Friday.

The front side of the coin shows its face value and the year of issuance, while the reverse side features an ox raising its head. The central bank will issue a total of 150 million such coins.

The Year of the Ox is the second zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. It will last until January 31, 2022.

The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the years and reflect people's attributes. The animals are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Source: Tribune India
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