The People's Bank of China announced on Monday to issue a set of
commemorative coins for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer
Games (SOWSG) on Aug. 17.
The commemorative coins are comprised of 20,000 1/4 ounce gold
coins and 40,000 1/2 ounce silver coins, with the face value of 100
yuan and five yuan each. They are all regarded as legal tender in
The coins are produced by Shanghai Mint and will be distributed
by China Gold Coin Inc.
The 2007 SOWSG, aiming at empowering those intellectually
disabled to become physically fit, will kick off on Oct. 2, 2007 in
Shanghai, with more than 10,000 athletes and coaches from 170
countries and regions participating.
(Xinhua News Agency August 7, 2007)