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China to issue commemorative coins for Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics

Updated: Nov 21,2021 13:47    Xinhua

BEIJING — China's central bank will issue a set of commemorative coins for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games on Nov 24.

The coins, all legal tender, include a gold coin and a silver coin, the People's Bank of China said in a statement.

Both coins will feature the official emblem of the Winter Paralympics on the obverse, decorated with pictures of the Great Wall and snowflakes.

The refined gold coin, with a diameter of 20 mm, contains 5 grams of 99.9 percent pure gold and has a denomination of 80 yuan (about $12.5). Its reverse side is inscribed with the mascot of the upcoming Winter Paralympics.

In a unique rectangular form, the refined silver coin contains 15 grams of 99.9 percent fine silver and has a denomination of 5 yuan.

It features the signs of six sports at the Winter Paralympics and "Beijing 2022" written in braille, said the statement.

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