The People’s Bank of China has recently issued a new set of gold and silver commemorative coins for Huangshan Mountain. The area is known for its scenery, sunrises, strangely jutting granite peaks, pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. It is one of China’s major tourist destinations, a World Heritage Site, and the frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature.
A total of eight different coins are included, with three in 99.9% gold and five in 99.9% silver. The common obverse design includes the National Emblem of the People’s Republic of China, the title of the PRC, and the 2013 year date.
A 10,000 Yuan face value 1 kilogram 99.9% gold coin features the Guest Greeting Pine against mountain scenery. The proof quality coin has a diameter of 90 mm and mintage of 200 pieces.
A 2,000 Yuan face value 5 oz gold coin features a view of a granite formation topped by a pine tree known as Flower Blooming on Brush Tip. The proof quality coin has a diameter of 60 mm and mintage of 1,000 pieces.
The final and smallest gold coin has a weight of 1/4 oz and face value of 100 Yuan. The design features the Guest Greeting Pine against mountain scenery, similar to the depiction on the 1 kilogram sized coin. The 1/4 oz version is struck in proof quality with a diameter of 22 mm and mintage of 30,000 pieces.
A 300 Yuan face value 1 kilogram 99.9% silver coin features a view of Jade Screen Scenic Area from which elephant and lion shaped rocks can be seen as well as the three famous main peaks of Huangshan Mountain. The proof quality coin has a diameter of 100 mm and total mintage of 5,000 pieces.
The first of four 1 oz 99.9% silver proof coins features a scene of a curious boulder perched on a ridge, known as Monkey Watching the Sea. All of the 1 oz silver coins have a face value of 10 Yuan and are struck in proof quality with a diameter of 40 mm, and mintage of 50,000 pieces each.
The second 1 oz silver proof coin features a formation known as Intruder Rock set against mountain scenery.
The third coin features the Flying Rain Waterfall against mountain scenery.
The fourth and final 1 oz silver coin features Jade Screen Pavilion, which was originally the seat of a temple,but now a tourist center with complete service facilities.