Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Taiwan 10 yuan 2011 - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen

New circulating type:

The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will issue a new NT$10 coin on January 11, 2011. The new NT$10 coin will be circulated concurrently with the existing notes and coins.

Obverse: The main design features a portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the founding father of the Republic of China. The upper part of the circumscription is inscribed with Chinese characters "The 100th Year of the Republic of China." (The Arabic numeral will change to indicate the year of mintage in subsequent years)

Reverse: The latent images of two Chinese phrases, "the country is prosperous and at peace" and "the people live in safety and happiness", overlap to form the shape of a Ruyi. The face value 10 Yuan in Chinese is inscribed with two latent images inside the Arabic numeral "0". A tactile identification feature for blind people (point) can be found below. Turning the coin slightly to the left and right causes two different sets of texts and figures to appear alternately.

LINK: Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Material: CuNi
Weight: 7.50 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm


  1. do you know whether this coin been really given to taiwanese people's hands, or not yet?

  2. Found one in loose change