China issue new Winter Olympics coins

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30 November 2020
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The People's Bank of China has issued its first group of gold and silver commemorative coins for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games set to be held in Beijing.

The People's Bank of China has revealed nine new coins to celebrate the forthcoming event, including three gold coins, five silver coins, and one gold and silver bi-metal coin. All of them are the legal-tendered coins of the People’s Republic of China.

The common obverse features the emblem of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, the Great Wall of China with snowflakes, the title of PRC and the year. The reverse is inscribed with different pictures, denominations and Chinese characters reading "The 24th Winter Olympics".

Nine new Winter Olympics coins 

  • The 150g round gold coin depicts the mascot for the Games
  • The 30g gold and 12g silver round bi-metal coin depicts the National Stadium and the National Aquatics Centre
  • The two 5g round gold coins depicts the traditional winter sport of skating, and a skier in traditional paper-cut style
  • The 150g round silver coins depict:
    • Elements from a Qing dynasty painting bing xi tu (Picture of the Ice Skating Game)
    • Short track speed skating, with a decorative design of scenes on ice tracks
    • Figure skating, with a decorative design of scenes in the field
    • Freestyle skiing
    • Biathlon

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games are set to take place from 4 to 22 February 2022.

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Images © People's Bank of China


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