The People’s Bank of China has released (26th October) its second set of collector coins that highlight the country’s hosting of the XXVI Winter Olympic Games from the 4th to the 20th February 2022, in the capital city of Beijing. The set includes four gold and six silver coins, all struck to Proof quality and including applied colour to some of the designs featured.
The 2022-dated gold and silver commemorative coins are produced jointly at the Shanghai Mint Company Ltd. and Shenzhen Guobao Mint Company Ltd. on behalf of the People’s Bank of China. The China Gold Coin Corporation is the official distributor for all 10 coin options.
Five yuan — silver, coin one. Featured on the first silver coin of five yuan is the Nordic biathlon and a skier with decorative sports scenes in the background.
Five yuan — silver, coin two. The second coin features the popular sport of ice hockey and the profile portrait in the background of the goalie wearing his helmet and facing right.
Five yuan — silver, coin three. The third coin highlights the winter sport of curling with a female competitor in motion as she prepares to hurl her stone and aid it to the finish line with the broom.
Five yuan — silver, coin four. Speed skating is the subject of the fourth five-yuan coin and features two speed skaters as they travel to the finish line in the direction of the coins’ onlooker.
50 yuan — silver. The 50-yuan silver Proof coin features a design dedicated to the construction of the steel snow track, as well as snowmobiles and luge competitors as they sled down towards the finish line. The design is augmented with subtle colour-applied snowflakes.
300 yuan — silver. The largest coin that is part of the silver set includes a scene of competitors in the sports of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and ski jumping. In the background is a representation of the Great Wall, the National Ski Jumping Center, and the Shougang Ski Jumping Platform.
80 yuan — gold, coin one. The first gold coin dated 2022 features the creation of zhezhi — the Chinese artform of paper folding and cutting. The design features the shape of a magpie, plum blossom, and national ski jumping venue in Yu County, Zhangjiakou.
80 yuan — gold, coin two. The second five-gram gold coin depicts a scenario often seen in the city of Beijing, which is a family at play skating on the ice with traditional buildings in the background.
2,000 yuan — gold. Featured is the unique design of the torch of the 24th Winter Olympic Games decorated with elements such as stylised clouds and snowflake patterns on both the surface of the torch and field.
10,000 yuan — gold. The design on the collection’s largest gold coin is that of Bing Dwen Dwen, the animated sports enthusiast panda who is also the official mascot of the 24th Winter Olympic Games, and is seen demonstrating several sports which will make up the competition for the 2022 Games.
Each coin across the series includes the text 第24 届冬季奥林匹克运动会 (“24th Winter Olympic Games”) as part of their respective designs, along with their denomination.
The common reverse design shared on all options depicts the official emblem of the 24th Winter Olympic Games, which includes a combination of elements such as the Great Wall and snowflakes, the name of the country, and the year of minting.
|Five yuan x four||.999 Silver||15 g||33 mm||Proof with applied colour||80,000 (each)|
|50 yuan||.999 Silver||150 g||70 mm||Proof with applied colour||20,000|
|300 yuan||.999 Silver||1,000 g||100 mm||Proof with applied colour||10,000|
|80 yuan x two||.999 Gold||5 g||20 mm||Proof with applied colour||40,000 (each)|
|2,000 yuan||.999 Gold||150 g||60 mm||Proof with applied colour||1,000|
|10,000 yuan||.999 Gold||1,000 g||90 mm||Proof with applied colour||24|
Each gold and silver coin is available by way of the distribution networks of the China Gold Coin Incorporation (CGCI). For details of these and other coins released by the People’s Bank of China, please visit the website of the China Gold Coin Network or e-mail .