Fourth series of the renminbi

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The fourth series of the renminbi was introduced between 1987 and 1997 by the People's Bank of China. The theme of this series was that under the governance of the Chinese Communist Party, the various peoples of China would be united in building a Chinese-style social democracy.[1]

To present this theme, the ¥100 note features four people important to the founding of the People's Republic of China: Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, and Zhu De. The ¥50 note features an intellectual, a farmer, and an industrial worker, characteristic Chinese communist images. The other banknotes show portraits of people from 14 different ethnic groups found in China.

Banknotes were introduced in denominations of 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 50 and 100 yuan. Coins were introduced in denominations of 0.1, 0.5 and 1 yuan. The banknotes were dated 1980, 1990, or 1996 to indicate different editions. Unlike the second and the third series, they are still legal tender.(¥0.2 and ¥2 are withdrawn but not recalled completely yet)[chronology citation needed]

Date of issue[edit]

  • April 27, 1987: ¥50 (1980 edition) and ¥0.5.
  • May 10, 1988: ¥100 (1980 edition), ¥2 (1980 edition), ¥1 (1980 edition) and ¥0.2 banknotes.
  • September 22, 1988: ¥10, ¥5 and ¥0.1 banknotes.
  • June 1, 1992: ¥1, ¥0.5 and ¥0.1 coins.
  • August 20, 1992: ¥50 (1990 edition) and ¥100 (1900 edition) banknotes.
  • March 1, 1995: ¥1 (1990 edition) banknote.
  • April 10, 1996: ¥2 (1990 edition) banknote.
  • April 1, 1997: ¥1 (1996 edition) banknote.

Coins[edit]

Minted from 1991-1999 except that ¥0.5 was last minted in 1998. Coins carry the Emblem of the People's Republic of China, the full title of the state in Chinese and pinyin on the obverse side, and the denomination and an image of a flower on the reverse side.

Value Date of issue
¥0.1 June 1, 1992
¥0.5 June 1, 1992
¥1 June 1, 1992

Banknotes[edit]

Value Obverse Reverse Edition Date of issue
¥0.1 Gaoshan and Manchu men Emblem of the People's Republic of China 1980 September 22, 1988
¥0.2 Buyei and Korean women Emblem of the People's Republic of China 1980 May 10, 1988
¥0.5 Miao and Zhuang women Emblem of the People's Republic of China 1980 April 27, 1987
¥1 Dong and Yao women Great Wall of China 1980 May 10, 1988
1990 March 1, 1995
1996 April 1, 1997
¥2 Uyghur and Yi (Nuosu) women Southern Heaven Rock 1980 May 10, 1988
1990 April 10, 1996
¥5 Tibetan woman and Hui elder Yangtze river 1980 September 22, 1988
¥10 Han and Mongol men Mount Everest 1980 September 22, 1988
¥50 An intellectual, a farmer, and an industrial worker Hukou Waterfall along the Yellow River 1980 April 27, 1987
1990 August 20, 1992
¥100 Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, and Zhu De. Jinggang Mountains 1980 May 10, 1988
1990 August 20, 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of currency for People's Republic of China". People's Bank of China. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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