China Numismatic Museum

China Numismatic Museum information

Location
Běijīng , China
Address
17 Xijiaomin Xiang
Telephone
+86 6608 4178
Getting there
Subway: Tian'anmen West
Prices
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. Of particular interest are the top-floor samples of modern Chinese paper renminbi (literally 'people's money'), from the pragmatic illustrations of the first series to the far more idealistic third series (1962) and the fourth series dating from 1987, still adorned with Mao’s head.