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Beijing Paralympic Coins to Go on Sale
    2008-06-24 20:39:50     beijing2008.com

The obverse of the 1/3-ounce gold coin to commemorate the Beijing Paralympic Games

The reverse of the one-once silver coin to commemorate the Beijing Paralympic Games

The People's Bank of China has announced that it will issue a set of two coins, one gold and the other silver, to commemorate the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games on Monday, June 23.

The reverse of the 1/3-once gold coin to commemorate the Beijing Paralympic Games

The obverse of both coins features the Paralympic emblem, the name of the host country, and the calendar year of issue. The reverse of the 1/3-once gold coin shows the pictograms of the 20 sports for the 2008 Paralympics and the face value of 150 yuan. The maximum circulation for the gold coin is 15,000 pieces, the bank said in its Public Notice No. 10.

The obverse of the one-once silver coin to commemorate the Beijing Paralympic Games

Fu Niu Lele, the mascot for the Paralympics, is featured on the reverse of the one-once silver coin, which has a face value of 10 yuan. Its circulation is limited to 30,000.

The China Gold Coin Incorporation will distribute the coins through its direct selling centers, branches and licensed retail distributors. Collectors are advised to find information on Chinagoldcoin.net.



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