BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank has announced that it will issue a set of gold and silver coins featuring giant pandas on Wednesday.
The 2022 edition of all 14 kinds of coins will be legal tender in China, according to a statement from the People's Bank of China (PBOC).
The obverse side of each coin features the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the highlighted structure of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, along with the country name and year of issuance.
All coins feature engravings of giant pandas skiing or playing on the reverse side, the PBOC said.
One of the refined gold coins, with a diameter of 90 mm, contains 1,000 grams of 99.9 percent pure gold and bears a denomination of 10,000 yuan (about $1,547.7).
Other gold coins are of denominations between 10 yuan and 2,000 yuan.
The silver coins bear denominations of 10 yuan, 50 yuan and 300 yuan, according to the PBOC.