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1997 10 Yuan Chinese Auspicious Matters 1/10 oz Gold Coin

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Coins that depict historic locations are often popular, and so are items that incorporate mythologies and symbolism. This 1997 Chinese Auspicious Matters 1/10 oz Gold Coin does both, making it a favorite for collectors of all types.


  • Coins are protected by plastic capsules for shipping!
  • Part of 1997 mintage!
  • 100,000 coins in total minted!
  • Contains 1/10 Troy oz of .999 pure gold.
  • Coin has a face value of 10 yuan from the People’s Bank of China.
  • Obverse design includes a picture of a Tiananmen gate huabiao with decorative elements surrounding it.
  • Reverse design includes image of a small child holding a carp and sitting on a lotus flower.

Inscriptions on the obverse include Chinese characters and 1997. In the center of the inscriptions, the image depicts a traditional Chinese architectural column known as a huabiao. This particular column does exist; it’s an ancient column erected during the Ming dynasty in the 15th century. It still stands today outside of the Tiananmen gate in Beijing. Typically, these columns are built in pairs, and that’s the case with this one, which is part of a pair that stands outside of the gate. Inside the gate, another pair of columns stands. On the 1997 Chinese Auspicious Matters Gold Coin, sprays of flowers are depicted along the bottom of the huabiao.

Inscriptions on the reverse include Chinese characters and the value of the coin, which is 10 yuan. The reverse image shows a young Chinese child holding a carp with both arms. The large carp is a symbol of good luck or good fortune. The carp is associated with luck in Chinese mythology and some other beliefs. This may be due to the fact that Chinese myth says that carp that can jump the Dragon Gate will turn into a dragon. The dragon is also believed to be a lucky creature. The young child in the image on this coin is also sitting among blossoming lotus flowers, which are symbols of enlightenment or purity.

The coin ships in a plastic capsule for protection. The transparent capsule is also a good way to keep the coin in good condition while you store or display it.

Huabiao are a traditional part of Chinese architecture and appear in various forms throughout locations in the country. Scholars believe Shun, a leader in the 23rd or 22nd century BC may have erected the first huabiao. Others believe they may be throwbacks to totems that were put up by ancient peoples in what is now China.

Order your 1997 Chinese Auspicious Matters 1/10 oz Gold Coin today to collect a tiny bit of history and maybe a little good fortune. Call us at 1-800-313-3315 or reach out via chat or email if you need assistance.

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Product Details

Year 1957
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Thickness 1.05 mm
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 10 Yuan
Country Bank of China
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Producer Chinese Mint
Product Series Auspicious Matters
Packaging Dimensions 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.1
Provident ID 3878742