Apparently there is a copper-nickel and stainless steel version of this coin. In 2005 the Chinese government replaced the more expensive copper-nickel mix with the cheaper stainless steel. This is a trend all governments eventually do, maybe even the U.S. soon.
Not afraid to change metals this coin has been issued in aluminum, stainless steel, and copper-nickel. So which ever metal is cheapest gets used.
Here's the stats for both coins...
Type/Country: 1 Jiao / People's Republic of China
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Stainless Steel
Value: $0.10 in XF
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