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  • 1 Yuan 1999-2018, KM# 1212, China, People's Republic
  • 1 Yuan 1999-2018, KM# 1212, China, People's Republic
  • 1 Yuan 1999-2018, KM# 1212, China, People's Republic, Edge
Obverse

Chrysanthemum blossom and "People's Bank of China" in Pinyin.

Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. They were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC.

Pinyin is the Romanization of the Chinese characters based on their pronunciation.

ZHONGGUO RENMIN YINHANG

Reverse

Above "People's Bank of China" in Chinese. Value in Chinese and Pinyin in the centre. Date below.

中国人民银行
YI
YUAN
1 元
2008

Edge

RMB or the renminbi (lit. "people's currency") is the official currency of the People's Republic of China. The yuan is the basic unit of the renminbi, but is also used to refer to the Chinese currency generally, especially in international contexts. The distinction between the terms renminbi and yuan is similar to that between sterling and pound, which respectively refer to the British currency and its primary unit.

RMB RMB RMB

1 Yuan

KM# 1212 Schön# 1105
Characteristics
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 6.1 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.86 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPMC)

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