Beijing coin exhibition has cultural currency

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2021-02-08 14:00
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A 1st-century coin on show. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Facai, or "good fortune" is a common phrase exchange among people to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Ancient Chinese Currencies, a long-term exhibition at the National Museum of China, will be reopened on Tuesday to show a variety of coins, ingots and notes from its collection. There will also be vessels, figurines and other objects of antiquity to show the varying roles of currencies in people's lives.

The exhibition is also a reflection of how ancient Chinese valued wealth, how the financial system developed in ancient China and how currencies played a role in the exchanges between Middle Kingdom and other civilizations.

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