Chinanews client, Beijing, August 3 (Reporter Shangguan Yun Fan Siyi) This year is 600 years after the completion of the Forbidden City. On the 3rd, the 600-year-old gold and silver commemorative coin issuance ceremony of the Forbidden City was held in the Palace Museum. Ren Wanping, vice president of the Palace Museum, said in an interview with a reporter from Chinanews.com that commemorative coins, as a tangible cultural carrier, are constantly spreading and promoting traditional Chinese culture in the process of dissemination.
The Forbidden City was built in the 18th year of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty (1420). It is the largest and most well-preserved wooden palace complex in the world and has extremely high historical and cultural value.
The Forbidden City was built with 600-year gold and silver commemorative coins. Photo courtesy of the organizer
It is understood that this set of gold and silver commemorative coins for the 600-year-old construction of the Forbidden City issued a total of 5 specifications and 7 coins, including 2 gold coins and 5 silver coins, all of which are legal tender of the People’s Republic of China. The front design of the commemorative coin is the national emblem of the People's Republic of China, and the name and year of the country are published. There are a total of 7 pictures on the back, which are related to the Forbidden City, all of which are published with the words "600 years of the Forbidden City" and denominations.
It is worth noting that the commemorative coins issued this time are designed to ingeniously integrate the historical and cultural connotations of the Forbidden City. Among them, the 1 kilogram round gold commemorative coin has a denomination of 10,000 yuan, a diameter of 90 mm, and a maximum circulation of 100. The pattern on the back is a bird's-eye view of the Forbidden City from north to south.
As a master of the development of ancient Chinese palace architecture, the Forbidden City represents the highest level of ancient Chinese official architecture in terms of architectural technology and architectural art. The overlook of the Forbidden City, which is used for 1 kilogram of gold coins, is also called "the most expensive map of the Forbidden City" by netizens. .
According to reports, the 3 gram round gold commemorative coin has a denomination of 50 yuan, a diameter of 18 mm, and a maximum circulation of 60,000 pieces. The pattern on the back adopts the image of a copper crane and a big kiss. The bronze crane pattern is taken from the bronze crane standing on the square in front of the Hall of Supreme Harmony. In Chinese culture, the crane represents the spiritual character of the Xianfeng Dao bone, and together with the deified tortoise-body beast, it means "the tortoise and crane will last forever."
The big kiss behind the bronze crane is an important part of the architecture of the Forbidden City, playing multiple roles such as waterproofing and decoration. According to reports, the Great Kiss in the Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest glass component in the Forbidden City. The bronze crane and the big kiss are the patterns on the gold coins, which represent the noble character of the Chinese and the inheritance of Chinese architectural culture.
Round gold commemorative coin. Photo courtesy of the organizer
A 2 kg round silver commemorative coin with a denomination of 600 yuan, a diameter of 130 mm, and a maximum circulation of 3,000 pieces. The back pattern adopts the interior of the Hall of Supreme Harmony. This is also the largest silver commemorative coin issued this time. It uses a partial pattern of the interior of the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and carries out a very vivid and meticulous carving on the Kowloon gold lacquered throne and the gold plated dragon pillar.
There are 3 15 g rectangular silver commemorative coins with a denomination of 5 yuan, a length of 32 mm and a height of 20 mm. Each is issued 300,000 pieces, 3 pieces totaling 900,000 pieces. The architectural style of the Hall of Harmony and the Hall of Baohe.
The three halls are the core of the entire Forbidden City. In terms of national history, architectural history, and cultural history, the three magnificent and magnificent palaces all carry heavy historical and cultural values.
A 5g round silver commemorative coin with a denomination of 2 yuan, a diameter of 22 mm, a maximum circulation of 2 million pieces, and a copper unicorn on the back. The pattern of the bronze unicorn is taken from a pair of gilt bronze unicorns in front of the Ci Ning gate.
The unicorn belongs to the auspicious beast in Chinese traditional culture. The ancients believed that wherever the unicorn appeared, there must be auspiciousness. At the same time, the ancients also like to use the unicorn as a metaphor for people with outstanding talents and both political integrity. The copper unicorn pattern on the 5 gram round silver commemorative coin looks at the two fronts, with the head held high, and the shape of the gods appears, which means the blessing of peace and harmony.
In addition, after the release ceremony, the organizers also held a live webcast of "Traveling in the Forbidden City and witnessing the "golden" color". (Finish)