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1979 GOLD CHINA 400 YUAN NGC PROOF 68 CAMEO TIANANMEN SQUARE

1979 GOLD CHINA 400 YUAN NGC PROOF 68 CAMEO TIANANMEN SQUARE
1979 GOLD CHINA 400 YUAN NGC PROOF 68 CAMEO TIANANMEN SQUARE
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Country of Origin: China

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC (1949-1979) - TIANANMEN SQUARE

FOUR-HUNDRED YUAN GOLD COIN CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 68 CAMEO

OBV: NATIONAL EMBLEM ABOVE CHINESE CHARACTER INSCRIPTION WITH DATES BELOW.

REV: FORBIDDEN CITY GATE, LAMPOST FOREGROUND WITH RADIANT ORNATE HOT AIR BALLOON ABOVE RIGHT.

KM # 4

TIANANMEN SQUARE IS THE THIRD LARGEST PUBLIC SQUARE IN THE WORLD AND IS NAMED AFTER THE GATE OF THE SAME NAME WHICH SEPARATES THE SQUARE FROM THE FORBIDDEN CITY IN BEIJING. TIANANMEN TRANSLATES TO GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE.

THIS WAS THE SITE OF THE PRO-DEMOCRATIC PROTESTS IN 1989.

THE SQUARE WAS BUILT IN 1661 BUT WAS ENLARGED TO FOUR TIMES ITS ORIGINAL SIZE BY ORDER OF MAO ZHEDONG IN THE 1950'S, AND NOT ONLY IS IT THE SITE OF MAO'S TOMB BUT ALSO MANY NATIONAL AND CULTURAL MONUMENTS AND LANDMARKS ARE TO BE FOUND IN ITS VICINITY.

CONTAINS 16.95 GRAMS OF .917 FINE GOLD (.4997 OZ AGW)

22 MM IN DIAMETER

23,000 MINTED

 

 

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