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 Peoples 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 1 kilogram silver coin features the reclining Sakyamuni going into Parinirvana. diameter: 100 mm face value: 300 Yuan mintage: 5000 pieces
Minted by Shenzhen Gubao Mint in 2016.
Reverse designer and engraver: Chen Yanwen and Liao Bo.