The People’s Bank of China plans to issue the 2021-2032 Chinese Lunar Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins in the following years. They are now inviting institutions and artists worldwide to submit designs for the coins.
Your submissions must be emblematic of the Chinese zodiac animals through innovative and artistic designs.
- The 2021-2032 Chinese Lunar Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins will share a common obverse design. The obverse design shall feature the title of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the year date, and be drawn in single color. The coin designs you submit can be round, fan-shaped, rectangular, or plum blossom-shaped.
- Reverse designs should depict the 12 Chinese zodiac animals for each year, from the 2021 Chinese Xin Chou Year (Year of the Ox) to the 2032 Chinese Ren Zi Year (Year of the Rat). The coin designs you submit can be round, fan-shaped, rectangular, or plum blossom-shaped. Both single-color and multiple-color designs are acceptable for the reverse. You can design for one or more animals according to your own preferences. A full set of 12 designs is not a must.
Eligibility and Dates
Who may submit: all interested institutions and individual artists.
Applications open: June 18, 2019
Applications deadline: August 13, 2019
You can submit your design via e-mail.
You can find further details on terms and conditions, submission requirements, and evalutation criteria on the China Gold Coin Incorporation website.
There are also available for download (in a compressed folder file) the Entry form, Design letter of commitment, and design format details.
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