1992 5 Yuan Silver Proof Coin - Maritime Discovery

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This beautifully designed 5 Yuan coin was issued by the government of the People's Republic of China.

Not only did the Chinese invent the rudder (first century B.C.), but they are also credited with the development of masts and sails.  Long before the likes of Columbus and Marco Polo, the Chinese sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, discovered Australia and traded with American natives, indeed it was not until around 1180 A.D. that western ships even began using rudders.  One of the greatest advantages of the Chinese sails was to replace the basic square sail with the fore and aft rig which allowed ancient mariners to sail into the wind.

Coin Specifications

Value - China Five Yuan

Metal - 925/1000 Silver

Weight - 22.22g

Diameter - 36mm

Obverse - Maritime Discovery

Reverse - The Great Wall

The coin is encapsulated and accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity.


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