China to issue commemorative coin for Year of the Ox

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Photo/Fang Zhe (Xinhua)

China's central bank will issue a commemorative coin next Friday to celebrate the coming Chinese zodiac Year of the Ox.

The round, copper-alloy coin is 27 mm in diameter and has a face value of 10 yuan (about 1.55 U.S. dollars), said the People's Bank of China.

The front side of the coin shows its face value and the year of issuance, while the reverse side features an ox raising its head.

The central bank will issue a total of 150 million such coins.

The Year of the Ox is the second zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. It will start on Feb. 12, 2021 and last until Jan. 31, 2022.

The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the years and reflect people's attributes, including the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

 

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