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The Issuance of the Chinese Zodiac Commemorative Coin Set for the Ji Hai Year of the Pig

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                         Release Date: January 8, 2019

              

The Issuance of the Chinese Zodiac Commemorative Coin Set
for the Ji Hai Year of the Pig

The Central Bank will issue a coin set for the Ji Hai Year of the Pig, the third set of the third series of the Chinese Zodiac Commemorative Coin Set, on January 17, 2019. Each set consists of one silver coin weighing an ounce with a face value of NT$100, as well as one copper-alloy coin with a face value of NT$10.

The Bank has delegated the Bank of Taiwan to sell the coin sets to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to one set per purchaser at a time. A total of 120,000 coin sets will be issued. Each coin set costs NT$1,800.

The obverse of the silver coin shows the gold-plated image of a pig, and the reverse features an image of spectacular Goddess Mazu procession, which attracts many worshippers praying for her blessing. The image on the obverse of the copper-alloy coin is a smiling pig, while the image of the tree peony on the reverse is pad printed in red and green.

For more information, please visit our official website at https://www.cbc.gov.tw or Virtual Money Museum website at https://museum.cbc.gov.tw.

0108 附圖