Friday, August 10, 2012

2012 China 5 Jiao

Do you have a Chinese coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

That is right 2012!

I got this as a penny in my change in the city. It is a rare thing to get such a new coin from so far away, without traveling there of course. The coin is much nicer in hand and the 5 is very noticeable. Not sure why I got it as a single cent maybe because of the color.


The obverse says 中 国 人 民 银 行 which means People's Bank of China 5 WU JIAO 2012. The 5 is security lined like many other coins and the edge also has some security features. The reason is that this is more equivalent to a fifty cent coin than a five cent coin. It is half a Yuan, their standard currency.

The reverse has a lotus blossom and the words ZHONGGUO RENMIN YINHANG which still means People's Bank of China.

Here's the stats for both coins...
Type/Country: 5 Jiao / People's Republic of China
Edge: Reeded and plain sections
Year: 2012
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Brass
Value: $0.75 in XF

This week was great for finds and I still got more to show off. The vaults are closed for a while.

Do you have Asian coins and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

13 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Pockets O'Change said...

You've been hitting it big this week! My pull last week was pretty lucky, but you seem to have been running into quite a few collectible coins!

It's truly rare to find a foreign coin (except for Canadian coins) dated in the current year in your change! Nice finds! I'd like to see the nickels you received!

Man said...

Nice finds! I'd like to see the nickels you received!

Thanks.
I have been posting them, Wartime nickel, 3 Canadians, this one, and an Australian nickel.

Derek Harkness said...

I received two old Chinese coins from my father-in-law when I got married. I believe them to be Yuan Shi-kai Silver Dollars. He is Chinese and I live in China now so I am quite sure they are authentic. I was wondering if you have any idea as to the value of them? I can send photos if that would help?

Man said...

Yuan Shi-kai Silver Dollars

There many varieties and most are about $50.00.

That said one variety is rare and you check online starting here...
Variety Yuan Shi-Kai

Lynx217 said...

I have a bunch of foreign coins that I have no idea where they come from or, in some cases, what they even are. Is there any way you can email me and I send you some pictures of them and give me an idea at least where they're from so I can have something to start googling with? Thanks! My contact info is in my profile.

Man said...

I have a bunch of foreign coins that I have no idea where they come from or, in some cases, what they even are. Is there any way you can email me and I send you some pictures of them and give me an idea at least where they're from so I can have something to start googling with?

Okay.

im jazz said...

I have the same coin rec'd in my change as well only dated 2013 and almost mint condition! It sure is a nice lookin coin.

Man said...

the same coin rec'd in my change as well only dated 2013 and almost mint condition!

About $1.00

Anonymous said...

I received a similar coin with my change. It has a 1 and the year 2007. Got it in place of a dime.

Man said...

1 and the year 2007

Most likely a 1 Jiao, about $0.10

Julie Myrick said...

I have a chinese coin that I can't identify. Could you email me so that I can reply with pictures?

Man said...

I have a chinese coin that I can't identify. Could you email me so that I can reply with pictures?

No but you can post a photo somewhere then paste the link here.

Anonymous said...

I have a coin 5 WU JIAO in Gold, i just find it in my new second hand bag, i just know that its chinese. how much in the value of this in USD?