The Forbidden City is one of the foremost cultural icons of China and is a globally recognized symbol of Chinese culture and architecture. Completed 600 years ago in 1420, the Chinese Mint honors this landmark anniversary with the release of a 2020 proof collectible series that includes a gold and silver release. Provident Metals now offers 2020 Proof Chinese 600th Anniversary of the Forbidden City 5 Gram Silver Coins to you for online purchasing.
When you purchase these 2020 Proof Chinese 600th Anniversary of the Forbidden City 5 Gram Silver Coins, you receive your coins inside of individual protective plastic capsules. The coins have contrasting frosted designs and mirrored background fields. The release honors the 600th anniversary of the completion of construction on the Forbidden City back in 1420. In addition to these proof silver coins, the Chinese Mint issues a proof gold coin as well.
The national emblem of the Peoples Republic of China is featured on the obverse side of 2020 Proof Chinese 600th Anniversary of the Forbidden City 5 Gram Silver Coins. The national emblem is reflective of the style of the national flag and includes the same five stars, with a depiction of the Tiananmen Gate that leads to the Forbidden City. Inscriptions on this side include the nation of issue written in Mandarin and the year of issue as 2020.
A statue of a bronze Qilin is depicted near the palace doors on the reverse of the 2020 Proof Chinese 600th Anniversary of the Forbidden City 5 Gram Silver Coin. The Qilin shown here is depicted as it was often shown in the architecture and art of the Jin Dynasty. It is shown with a dragon-like head with scales across its body and the physique of a powerful, hooved beast. Inscriptions on this face of the coin include Mandarin writing of the 600th Anniversary of the Forbidden City and the face value of the coin.
Completed in 1420, the Forbidden City palace complex was home to 24 different emperors between 1420 and 1924. The final emperor to reside in the palace was Puyi. Through an agreement with the Republic of China, Puyi was allowed to continue residing in the Inner Court of the palace complex, while the Outer Cort was given over to the new government for public use.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||600th Anniversary of the Forbidden City|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||.1607 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|