China Numismatic Museum

China Numismatic Museum information

Běijīng , China
17 Xijiaomin Xiang
+86 6608 4178
Getting there
Subway: Tian'anmen West
admission ¥10
Opening hours
9am-4pm Tue-Sun, closed when NPC in session
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This intriguing three-floor museum follows the technology of money production in China from the spade-shaped coins of the Spring and Autumn period to the coinage and paper currency of the modern day. You'll find chunky gold-nugget coins, coins inscribed with beautiful Chinese characters, 'money necklaces' containing strings of small bronze knives, and all five sets of the modern-day rénmínbì, only two of which are still in circulation.