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China’s Independence Day Commemorated with 60th Anniversary Coins

On October 1, 2009, the People's Republic of China is celebrating its 60th anniversary of independence – appropriately with fireworks (which the Chinese invented)....

Chinese Coins Commemorate 2010 Shanghai World Expo

Some 70 million visitors are expected to visit Shanghai in 2010 for the World Expo where China hopes to "bring the world at home,...

China to Issue Commemorative Silver and Gold Panda Coins

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) announced Monday that it would launch gold and silver Panda themed coins on June 30 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the issuance of its first precious metal commemoratives.

2009 Chinese Commemorative Silver and Gold Panda Coins

Each new coin's reverse bears the same Panda design as depicted on the 2009 Gold Panda and 2009 Silver Panda bullion coins. The new commemoratives, however, feature a ring surrounding the pandas with the inscription "30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE CHINESE MODERN PRECIOUS METAL COMMEMORATIVE COINS."

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China Commemorates First Spacewalk with Silver and Gold Coins

China will commemorate their historic first spacewalk with legal tender silver and gold coins, The People's Bank of China (PBOC) announced on Monday. The...

Chinese Yuan Banknote with Olympic Design

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has issued a new 10 yuan banknote sporting a design (shown below) commemorating the Beijing Olympics. The China...

Super-Sized, 10 Kilo 2008 Olympic Gold Coin from China

It's not the largest or heaviest gold coin in the world, but this commemorative Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Gold Coin commands attention. Weighing in at 22 pounds (10 kg), a diameter 7.09 inches (18 cm) and made from .9999 fine gold, the 100,000 legal tender Chinese Yuan coin will cost one cool million to own.

10 Kilo Beijing Olympic Games Gold Coin

A spectacular price for sure, but is the coin worth its weight in gold? At gold's current spot price of $942.80 an ounce and considering there are 12 troy ounces per troy pound, that puts the coin's bullion value at about $249,000.

It's rare to find any commemorative priced as low as its bullion value. Why?

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China to Issue 23 Gold and 21 Silver Commemorative Coins

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has an aggressive lineup of coins this year with a schedule of releasing 44 commemorative coins. The...

Australia and China Offer ‘Year of the Mouse’ Commemorative Coins

Australian Lunar Series II 2008 Coloured Mouse 1oz Silver Coin images courtesy of Perth Mint)The Chinese calendar offers an intriguing system of time measurement that predates all other calendars. For coin collectors, its yearly changing of themes also makes it well designed for commemorative coins.

February 7 marks the start of the 'Year of the Rat', which occurs once every 12 years. (Several past, present and next occurrence years are, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.)

For this new year, there are several commemorative coins celebrating the event from at least two different countries.

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Ancient 800 Year-Old Chinese Merchant Ship Raised in South China Sea

Chinese archaeologists have raised an 800 year-old merchant ship built during the Song dynasty (960-1279). It's dubbed the "Titanic of China" and before...

Eliminate the U.S. Penny?

Take the new two-click poll on the CoinNews website asking that very question (found in the upper right). Surprisingly, at...

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