1984 - 1993 (10 Sets)

(Also called the “Founders of Chinese Culture” Sets)

Silver sets are 4 coins, 5-Yuan denomination, weighing 22 grams. Gold coins are .33 oz. The silver sets contained 4 coins per set. This series was produced for 10 years, from 1984 to 1993.



GOLD 100Y .333 oz COINS

1991 KANG XI 100Y gold

1987 LI SHINMIN 100Y gold

1986 LIU BANG 100Y gold


1989 KUBLAI KHAN 5Y Silver



Some mintage figures were changed on 11/3/09 to reflect recent information found in the PRC Coins Catalog by Ge Zhu Kang.


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COINS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE: This site does not include all modern Chinese coins. Only those designs and series that are currently in demand are included. Most issues after the year 2000 are not included here because of insufficient collector demand.

MINTAGE: Actual mintage figures, when known, are designated by an “a” after the mintage figure. In cases where the actual figures are not known, the planned mintage figures are given. The Chinese mints did not keep accurate data during the early years, and there are constant debates amongst the numismatic community as to the correct figures. Any mintage figures given are the best available, but no guarantee can be made as to their accuracy.

COIN GRADES: Grades listed above refer to Uncirculated (equivalent to MS-65) and Proof (equivalent to PF-68). For a description of these grades, please refer to one of the two recognized grading and authentication services: Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).

CATALOG NUMBERS: Any KM numbers listed refer to the standard Krause catalog numbers for World Coins. The Y numbers are those assigned by R.S. Yeoman (Y#) in his Modern World Coins and Current Coins of the World.

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