On the 3rd September, China held its own Red Square style victory parade through Beijing and it was to remember the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in the Second World War. Obviously it was also to remind the world that China has been modernising and expanding its military hardware, but it’s fair to say that there’s some truth to China’s belief that its role in defeating Japan in World War II has been understated in post-war history. Now China has released a set of precious metal coins to commemorate the anniversary.

A single gold coin of ¼ ounce in weight and a mintage of 50,000 is the most expensive coin in the range, and ironically for us at least, the weakest design. Next up is a 5 ounce design that at 5,000 units, is the rarest of the series. This one has a neat, very symbolic design showing a flight of doves, the universal symbol of peace. The most common of the series at 100,000 units is that old stalwart of the commemorative coin world, a 1 oz silver. This is also, for us here at AgAuNEWS at least, the nicest design of the three by far, with an almost rimless design, very Chinese in flavour, depicting the Great Wall and a collection of soldiers laid out in an almost Terracotta Warrior style.

The 1 oz silver and ¼ oz gold are available collected in a set, with the silver coins also available seperately. An intriguing set, with the 1 oz silver coin being the highlight for us.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

The People’s Bank of China has released the Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War and the World Anti-Fascist War Victory 70th anniversary commemorative coin set. The set of commemorative coins include gold and silver commemoratives 3, a nickel-clad coins, are legal tender People’s Republic of China. Among them, the gold and silver commemorative coins include 7.776 grams (1/4 ounce) gold coins 1, 31.104 g (1 oz) of silver commemorative coins 1, 155.52 grams (5 ounces) a silver commemorative coins.

GOLD DESIGN: The front side of the National Emblem of the People’s Republic of China, and published country name, reign. Using the back designs on realistic artistic technique, the main scene pattern for the image of the Eighth Route Army war horn sounded, the top seat of the CPC Central Committee during the war Yan’an Pagoda Hill and the extension of the river, the number “70” and Time “1945-2015” together constitute the iconic symbol, point out the 70th anniversary of the victory of the war memorial theme. The use of well-known people, the elements are combined with a typical representative of the design, a prominent theme; through special processing space to Pagoda Hill and the extension of the river as the background, through the close-up image of the tall shining perfect presentation of the Eighth Route Army soldiers, the Chinese Communist Party The backbone of the war represented the ultimate, it is easy to resonate.

The coin bottom surface with a mirror, showing the vast expanse of space; the Eighth Route Army soldiers image and Baotashan combination with the extension of the river modeling, iconic symbols and text by a multi-level blasting, sandblasting delicate process performance, level of clarity, detail in place. Currency faces a strong sense of the whole picture, holding a gold coin in hand, people have a sense of immersive, bugle ringing in the ears, people’s blood boil, “braving enemy gunfire, forward! Forward! Forward ! A! “

1oz SILVER DESIGN: The front side of the National Emblem of the People’s Republic of China, and published country name, reign; the back of the main scene intercepted a large sculpture of the Chinese people’s Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall order “to our flesh and blood into our new Great Wall” in all aspects of the characters have typical image, outline the contours of the edges with the Great Wall, a symbol of Sino-Japanese War in the Communist Party of China advocate, based on cooperation with the KMT, by the classes, strata, political parties, organizations, patriots, minorities, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots, overseas Chinese and other personalities The united front as the Great Wall of steel in general, unity and common enemy. Prospects for the choppy waves, meaning outstanding sons and daughters of the Chinese nation the same blood as one, common people of the War of Resistance import ocean. The number “70” and Time “1945-2015” together constitute the iconic symbol, point out the 70th anniversary of the victory of the war memorial theme. This is a design full of vitality, the nation survive the national backbone, sacrifice of national pride and national spirit jointly resisting foreign aggression vivid show in the world.

Great Wall, people mix and spray on the use of multi-level While silver sandblasting effect, show a sense of depth of the screen, while full details of the sense, every character, every flower spray are clearly demonstrated; iconic symbols, denominations using a spray sand effects, text effects using light to do so that text, numbers more clear and full. In the face of confusion between coins, will complete more complex composition, meticulous manifested such coins face full and orderly, magnificent.

5oz SILVER DESIGN: The front side of the National Emblem of the People’s Republic of China, and published country name, reign. Asymmetric pattern on the back of the picture composition by internationally accepted symbol of victory “V” word symbol (Victory English initials), dove of peace. The number “70” and Time “1945-2015” together constitute the iconic symbol, point out the 70th anniversary of the victory of the war memorial theme. “V” word meaning great contribution to the Chinese people and the nation at the expense of the victory of the world anti-fascist war ushered in. Five wings and fly dove symbolizing the Chinese People’s tireless pursuit of peace and the peace of the people on five continents cherish, cherish promote world peace, peace, bearing in mind the history and create the future. Credits theme prominent surface design, artistic conception, using internationally accepted representation of the design elements, look at highlights from the world’s point of view the main battlefield of the East, to jointly safeguard world peace ideology.

“V” word symbols, words do use light technology, outstanding performance which is a core element of the entire coin surface design; dove blasting process using performance characteristics of its feathers fine lines and shading, focusing portray their stance fly; flag sex symbol, denomination adopted anti-sandblasting process, making text, digital clearer. Entire coin surface express a kind of celebrate the victory, the pursuit of a peaceful atmosphere.

The coins are struck at the Shenzhen Guobao Mint Co., Shenyang Mint and Shanghai Mint Co., Ltd.

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
100 YUAN 0.999 GOLD 7.776 g 22.0 mm PROOF 50,000 YES / YES
10 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 31.104 g 40.0 mm PROOF 100,000 YES / YES
50 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 155.52 g 70.0 mm PROOF 5,000 YES / YES
CHINA GOLD COIN COMPANY