The People’s Republic of China has issued a set of 2015 coins to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the “victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the fight against fascism”.
Zuo Xiuhui, deputy director of the People’s Bank of China’s Currency, Gold and Silver Bureau, said at a news conference that the set consists of one gold coin, two silver coins, and a nickel-coated steel coin.
The gold coin, with a face value of 100 yuan, weighs a quarter of an ounce, while the five-ounce silver coin has a face value of 50 yuan and its one-ounce counterpart has a face value of 10 yuan. The nickel-coated steel coins have a face value of 1 yuan.
“The front of the coins bears the national emblem in the center, showing that victory is commemorated in the name of the nation, with the year 2015 below this,” Zuo said.
The back of the coins are designed with themes demonstrating the hard-won victory and the people’s contributions.
50,000 gold coins, 5,000 five-ounce silver coins, 10,000 one-ounce silver coins and 500 million nickel-coated steel coins will be minted.
Thanks to the ChinaDaily.com.cn article of August 20, 2015 for the coin information and images