China Numismatic Museum

China Numismatic Museum information

Location
Běijīng , China
Address
17 Xijiaomin Xiang; 西城区西交民巷17号
Telephone
+86 10 6608 4178
Getting there
Subway: Line 2 to Qianmen, exit C
Prices
admission ¥10
Opening hours
9am-4pm Tue-Sat
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Appropriately located in a former 1930s bank, this three-floor museum follows the evolution of money production in China. You'll see spade-shaped coins of the Spring and Autumn period, chunky gold-nugget coins and 'money necklaces' containing strings of small bronze knives. All coinage and paper currency during the Cultural Revolution are displayed, including all five sets of the modern-day rénmínbì, only two of which are still in circulation.