Commemorative coin

What is Commemorative Coin?

Commemorative coin is a legal tender issued by the National Bank in a unified plan to commemorate major international or national political, historical and cultural events, outstanding figures, places of interest, rare animals and plants, sports events, etc. A distinct design with reference to the occasion on which they were issued. Many coins of this category serve as collectors items only, although some countries also issue commemorative coins for regular circulation.

ordinary commemorative coins and precious metal commemorative coins, which can be circulated.

  • Precious metal coins include gold, silver, platinum, palladium and other precious metals or their alloys, and are made of gold, silver and other precious metals. They have a wide range of subjects, exquisite technology, strong ornamental value and are mostly issued in sets. Therefore, the denomination is only a symbolic monetary symbol, which does not indicate its real value and cannot be circulated.
  • Ordinary metal commemorative coins are further divided into ordinary coins and fine coins. The denomination indicates its legal value and is mainly designed and minted on the theme of major events, festivals, anniversaries and rare animals in China and abroad. It is a legal currency issued by the state that can be circulated but also has a commemorative meaning. After issuance, it can be circulated in equal value with other circulating RMB, and its denomination is credited to the market cash circulation and becomes part of the money supply.

A circulating commemorative coin is not only a mere currency, but also a currency issued specifically to commemorate an important theme. Therefore, it must also have commemorative significance. This commemorative meaning should be fully expressed through the symbolic meaning of the design and the expression of the text. For example, the great man series commemorative coins, using the familiar head of the great man as the main pattern, the theme is prominent, simple and clear

In order to make the minting of commemorative coins better and reflect their design themes, with the application of many new technologies in the minting industry, the minting technology of metal commemorative coins is getting more and more advanced, and the technology level is constantly improving. For example:

  1. On the basis of round coins, there are more shaped coins, mainly rectangular, polygonal, fan-shaped and plum-shaped.
  1. On the basis of the original color coin, we have developed the color coin series, that is, we adopt a special process to print the color pattern on one side of the gold and silver coin to increase the new artistic effect of gold and silver coin, and its color is wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant and can keep bright for a long time.
  2. In terms of minting, sandblasting and high relief are also widely used. The pattern part is sprayed into an extremely detailed frosted surface, and when producing gold and silver coins, the pattern part appears a beautiful layer of silver; or make the pattern height higher than the coin surface, increasing its three-dimensional and layered sense.

Bruce Lee Gold Commemorative Coins

Bruce Lee (1940 – July 20, 1973), real name Bruce Lee, was born in San Francisco, California, graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, and was a pioneer of change in the world of martial arts, the father of MMA, a martial arts master, the creator of kung fu films and the founder of Jeet Kune Do, the first global promoter of Chinese kung fu, and the first Chinese protagonist in Hollywood.

In 1950, he made his debut as a leading actor in the movie “Hosomichi”, and in 1954, he studied Wing Chun under Yip Man, and in 1972, he starred in the movie “Jing Wu Men”, which won the Special Award for Best Actor at the 10th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and in the same year, he starred in “Dragon Crossing”, which broke the box office record in Asia, and in 1973, he collaborated with Hollywood in “Dragon War”, which grossed $200 million worldwide. In 1973, “Dragon Fighter” with Hollywood grossed $230 million worldwide.

He died on July 20, 1973 in Hong Kong, China at the age of 33. In 1993, he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Hong Kong Film Awards, and in 1998, he received the “Martial Arts Film Superstar Award” from the Chinese Martial Arts Association. In 2005, he received the “Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema in the World Award” and in the same year, he was awarded the “Centennial Shining Star” by the Hong Kong Film Awards.

To commemorate Bruce Lee, Bruce Lee commemorative coin was issued

Bruce Lee Gold Commemorative Coin

The Dragon and the Phoenix Commemorative Coin Traditional High Quality

The Chinese idiom ” Dragon and the Phoenix ” is derived from the saying “When the Son of Heaven has made a virtue and will bring peace, then the Lin and the Phoenix and the Tortoise and the Dragon will first present the auspiciousness”, which means auspicious events .

Later on, in commemoration of the moving story of Lanyu and Xiao Shi in the Spring and Autumn Period, the phrase “dragon and phoenix presenting auspiciousness” was used to describe the faithful love between husband and wife of two wings, loving and following each other, moistening each other, and being happy together for a hundred years.

The dragon is a kind of divine object produced by the ancient people from the blurred collection of animals such as fish, crocodiles, snakes, pigs, horses and cows, and natural celestial images such as clouds, thunder and lightning, and rainbows. Reptiles and mammals are the main collection of dragons, therefore, dragons are often called “the chief of the scales” and “the ruler of the beasts”.

The phoenix is a sacred object produced by the ancients as a result of the fuzzy collection of many kinds of birds, birds and certain wandering animals. Long-winged birds and fowls are the main collection of the phoenix, therefore, the phoenix has ascended to the throne of “the chief of the feathered tribe”, and has the name of “king of birds”.

The dragon has the divine nature of water, good flying, the sky, good change, spirituality, signs of ritual, omen, demonstration, etc.

The phoenix has the divinity of fire, sun, virtue, omen, nobility, purity, beauty, and metaphor.

The complementarity and correspondence of the divine qualities bring the dragon and the phoenix together: one is the ruler of the beasts, the other is the king of the birds; one changes and soars and is spiritual, the other is elegant and beautiful and auspicious; the beautiful mutual cooperation between the two is established, then “dragon flies and phoenix dances”, “dragon and phoenix are auspicious”.

The cooperation, combination and correspondence of dragon and phoenix reflect the ancient view of yin and yang.

The Dragon and Phoenix Gold Medal is a set of two high purity gold medallions first issued by the People’s Bank of China in 1983. Its front design is a soaring dragon and phoenix. The Double Happiness Dragon and Phoenix is a collectible medallion. The obverse design is the character of joy and double magpies, while the reverse design is the flying dragon and flying phoenix, signifying joy and good fortune.

Dragon and the Phoenix Commemorative Coins

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