On 11 November, China's central bank issued a set of three commemorative coins marking the 150th birthday of Sun Yat Sen, forerunner of China's anti-feudalism revolution.
The coins feature Sun Yat-sen's image, with each set including a gold coin worth 100 yuan (14.8 U.S. dollars), a silver one worth 10 yuan and another one, made of copper alloy, worth 5 yuan.
The commemorative gold coin contains pure gold, fineness 99.9%, diameter 22mm, weight 8g and the maximum circulation of 10,000. The reverse of the coin show a portrait of Sun Yat-sen, and chinese writing "Sun Yat-sen's 150th anniversary" and "1866-2016" and denomination.
The commemorative silver coin contains pure silver, fineness 99.9%, diameter 40mm, weight 27.34g and the maximum circulation of 20,000. The reverse of the coin show a former house of Sun Yat-sen, and chinese writing "Sun Yat-sen's 150th anniversary" and "1866-2016" and denomination.
A total of 300 million copper-alloy coins are also being issued, which will go into circulation alongside China's normal currency.
According to the central bank, this is the first time Chinese currency with Sun Yat-sen's image has been circulated.
Born in 1866 in Zhongshan in south China's Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen was the founder of the Kuomintang Party.