The Central Mint (Chinese: 中央造幣廠; pinyin: zhōngyāng zàobìchǎng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: tiong-iong chō-pè-chhiúⁿ) is a subsidiary of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The major activities of the mint are minting and melting circulation and commemorative coins, and producing commemorative medals and other kind of casting products for government institutions and businesses.
Central Mint in Guishan, Taoyuan
- 1920: The Shanghai Mint was established in Shanghai, China.
- 1928: The Shanghai Mint was renamed as the Central Mint, and operates under the Ministry of Finance.
- 1933: The Central Mint officially started minting circulation coins.
- 1937: The Second Sino-Japanese War started. The Central Mint followed the Nationalist Government and moves to safety, opening several branches in Wuchang, Chengdu, Guilin, Lanzhou, and Kunming. All branches are closed after the war.
- 1946: The Central Mint moved back to Shanghai.
- 1949: The Central Mint moved to Taiwan, following the government. Located in Jiuquan Street in Taipei. Meanwhile, it becomes a subsidiary of the Central Bank.
- 1976: The Central Mint moved to its new plant in Guishan, Taoyuan.