The People’s Bank of China has issued a set of gold and silver commemorative coins for the World Heritage—Dazu Rock Carvings. The set consists of two gold coins and two silver coins, all of which are the legal tender of the People’s Republic of China and issued in the year 2016. All coins are proof in quality, and are 99.9% pure in fineness.
The Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of religious sculptures dating back as far as the 7th Century AD. The rock carvings are a World Heritage designated site, and are influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. There are more than 50,000 statues on the protected sites which are located on steep hillsides, providing an outstanding glimpse of everyday life in China. The carvings were isolated for many years and off-limits to tourists, which helped to preserve their quality and allow them to remain unharmed during the Cultural Revolution.
The 150 gram gold coin features the statue of the Thousand Armed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.
diameter: 60 mm
face value: 2000 Yuan
mintage: 1000 pieces
The 8 gram gold coin features the portrait of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, with the sun and moon in the background.
diameter: 22 mm
face value: 100 Yuan
mintage: 30000 pieces
The 1 kilogram silver coin features the reclining Sakyamuni going into Parinirvana.
diameter: 100 mm
face value: 300 Yuan
mintage: 5000 pieces
The 30 gram silver coin features a landscape of Baodingshan, or Mount Baoding.
diameter: 40 mm
face value: 10 Yuan
mintage: 60000 pieces
All coins are available now from Panda America, by calling us at 1-800-472-6327, or visiting our website at www.PandaAmerica.com