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China to issue commemorative coins marking end of WWII

Updated: Jan 31,2015 10:18 AM     Xinhua

BERLIN — Chinese participants at the 44th World Money Fair unveiled on Jan 30 a plan for issuing commemorative coins to remember the end of World War II.

China is expected to issue a commemorative collection in June to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the World Anti-Fascist War and the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, announced a representative of China Gold Coin Incorporation (CGCI) during a project introduction at the fair that takes place in Berlin.

“The collection consists of a 1/4 oz gold coin, a 1 oz silver coin and a 5 oz silver coin,” said Cui Li from the marketing department of the CGCI.

The Chinese commemorative collection is part of an international cooperation project proposed by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

A consultant of the CPAFFC told Xinhua that representatives of the mint institutions from China, France, Britain, Australia and Canada agreed in October in Beijing to cooperate to issue commemorative coins with a common theme in a bid to promote peace and friendship.

“With the support and coordination of the French Mint, our proposal has received positive responds. Besides France, Russia, Australia, Canada and Britain, a further 6 countries, including Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, Italy and Finland, have also decided to join the project,” said Zhuge Wenhai from the CPAFFC.

The project is the first of its kind in view of China’s leading role and the international cooperation, according to Zhuge. In addition to issuing commemorative coins, participating countries will held united exhibitions in relation with the end of World War II.

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