Chinese Bank Launches Gold Commemorative Coins

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"The PBoC is to produce 10,000 of the coins, with each having a face value of 100 yuan (8.93)."

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) has launched a new gold coin to mark the 30th anniversary of the issue of the first pieces of commemorative currency.

Due to go on sale on June 30th, the coin features a panda design on one side and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in the Temple of Heaven on the other, China View reports.

The PBoC is to produce 10,000 of the coins, with each having a face value of 100 yuan (8.93).

It first issued a commemorative coin made from the precious metal in 1979, in order to mark the 30th anniversary of the formation of the People's Republic of China.

In related news, Pobjoy Mint announced last week that it has produced gold coins to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth.

The pieces, which will be used in the Falkland Islands, feature a portrait of the naturalist, along with that of Queen Elizabeth II.

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