Modern Chinese Varieties: 1994 Unicorn Gold 5 Yuan

Posted on 4/21/2015

This is the third installment of our monthly column featuring Chinese varieties that are now recognized by NGC.

This month’s featured coin is the 1994 Doubled Die Reverse Unicorn Gold 5 Yuan Proof.

The doubling of the design elements on the reverse of the coin is most easily seen on the letters along the top (for example: UNICORN) and the denomination 5元. NGC will denote this doubling as Doubled Die Reverse on the NGC certification label. These photos (1 & 2) show the obverse and reverse of the 1994 Doubled Die Reverse Unicorn Gold 5 Yuan proof.

Close up photos (3 & 4) show more detail of the doubling.

Next month we will feature the 1994 Children with Cat Silver 10 Yuan variety.

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