Jiao: coin from People's Republic of China; 1/10 yuan


1 jiao, 1993: People's Republic of China

1 jiao, 1993: People's Republic of China

1 角: 1 jiao (it is interesting that the Google Translate online service literally translates the combination "1 角" into English as "1 dime" — in the context of the coin being equal to 1/10 of the main currency).

YI JIAO: one jiao.

Peony blossom.

ZHONGHUA RENMIN GONGHEGUO (Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó): People's Republic of China.

中华人民共和国: People's Republic of China.

National Emblem of the People's Republic of China: Tiananmen Gate — the entrance gate to the Forbidden City in Beijing, which symbolize the ancient traditions of the Chinese nation; 5 stars: the largest star represents the Chinese Communist Party, while the four smaller stars represent the four social classes as defined in Maoism.

  • Aluminium: 23 mm - 2.16 g
  • Reference price: 0.2$

COIN JIAO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. ..a lot of different Chinese issuers (19th century-…): EMPIRE OF CHINA + CHINESE PROVINCES + REPUBLIC OF CHINA + PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: jiao = 10 fen = 1/10 yuan
  2. REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN, 1949-...): jiao = 10 fen = 1/10 new dollar

JIAO as coin name.
Jiao (Chinese "角") — coin of China, more precisely of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (Taiwan). It is 1/10th of the corresponding yuan (in fact, the Taiwanese yuan has another official name — the new dollar). In turn, each jiao consists of 10 fen.
The earliest known jiao date back to the end of the 19th century. These were coins of a number of Chinese provinces, the denomination on which was often simultaneously indicated in cents as well. Whether these coins should be considered jiao is a debatable question.
People's Republic of China. The Chinese jiao coin has been minted since 1980 to the present day. Only three denominations are issued: 1, 2 and 5 jiao. In 1987, several types (gymnast, football player, volleyball player) of now rare circulating commemorative coins of this name dedicated to the National Games in Guangdong were introduced. Even earlier, in 1983, the silver non-circulating coin 5 jiao was released in honor of the traveling explorer of Medieval China, the Venetian merchant Marco Polo. In addition to coins, which is common for negotiable currency, there are also banknotes denominated in jiao in circulation.
Republic of China (Taiwan). Taiwanese coins of this denomination (1, 2 and 5 jiao) were issued during the period between 1949 and 1981. An interesting feature of them, like all other local coins, was the characteristic dating — according to the Minguo calendar.
It is also known about a coin related in its etymology — chiao. It was issued by some Japanese puppet states in China (primarily Manchukuo) during the first half of the 20th century.
Dictionaries indicate that the term jiao (角) is literally translated from Chinese as "horn" (the main version of the translation). Why are there coins, money... it is difficult to answer. Probably, the etymology of this denomination has ancient roots. However, in the modern world, the name of the jiao coin literally indicates a tenth part, in fact it is the equivalent of the prefix "deci". In everyday life, the coin is often called "mao".