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2008 China Beijing Olympics Gold Series II Proof Coin
Other Versions: [Proof] [Series I Proof]
|Gold Content||1/3 oz.|
|Face Value||150 yuan|
|Year of Issue||2008|
There are two reverse designs for the gold coin and both designs feature athletic sports figures derived from from ancient Chinese traditional sports. In the Series II issues, the two sports depicted in the figure designs are weight lifting and swimming and matching each figure is the corresponding XXIX Olympiad sports pictogram.
The common obverse design for the gold coins features the traditional paired "Chinese dragon" image, the emblem of the 29th Olympic Games, "The People's Republic of China" in Simplified Chinese and the year 2008.
The 2008 China Beijing Olympics Gold Series II Proof Coin was struck by the China Mint in the year 2008 and belongs to the Beijing Olympics series of gold bullion coins. Each .999 fine gold coin contains 1/3 troy ounce (9.4498 grams) of gold and is legal tender with a face value of 150 yuan.
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