China to issue commemorative coins featuring auspicious creatures

BEIJING, Sept. 13– China’s central bank on Wednesday said that it will issue a set of commemorative coins on Friday, featuring animals and mythical creatures that traditionally symbolize good fortune in China.↳. The set of eight coins– four gold and four silver– will be legal tender in China, according to the People’s Bank of China.↳. The four pure gold coins each weigh 2…

BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — China’s central bank on Wednesday said that it will issue a set of commemorative coins on Friday, featuring animals and mythical creatures that traditionally symbolize good fortune in China.↳

The set of eight coins — four gold and four silver — will be legal tender in China, according to the People’s Bank of China.↳

The four pure gold coins each weigh 2 grams and are worth 20 yuan (about 2.78 U.S. dollars) apiece, bearing an image of a dragon, a phoenix, a kylin or a turtle on their reverse sides.↳

The four pure silver coins each weigh 15 grams and are worth 5 yuan apiece, and they carry different images of the four symbolic creatures on their reverse sides. Enditem↳