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Commemorative banknote vouchers offered in Xi’an

By Lu Hongyan | Updated: 2018-12-21 17:04

The "Terracotta Warriors and Horses Commemorative Vouchers", a series of products of Chinese Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation, was offered to the public on Dec 21 in Xi’an, Shaanxi province in Northwest China.

Launched by the corporation and the Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum Museum, the commemorative vouchers use a number of sophisticated industry technologies, with profiles of senior military officials as the main body and the symbolic armor of the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC), the first feudal dynasty in Chinese history, highlighting the broad minds of powerful leaders.

Yang Wentian, the corporation’s deputy general manager, said that the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of the Qin Dynasty are precious legacies left to us by our ancestors and developing a series of cultural products based on them is of far-reaching significance in protecting and utilizing cultural resources, promoting historical culture, accelerating the construction of advanced culture, promoting national aspirations and strengthening cultural self-confidence.

A Terracotta Warriors and Horses Commemorative Voucher (the 30 refers to the 30th anniversary of the warrior’s World Cultural Heritage Listing).  [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The back of the Commemorative Vouchers [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Wang Runlu, deputy Party secretary of the museum, said that the terracotta warriors and horses of the Qin Dynasty are known as "the eighth wonder of the world". China National Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation is preserving such cultural treasure of China with its special technology and design language, which is of great significance for inheritance of Chinese Culture.

This is not the first cooperation between China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation and the EmperorQin Shihuang Mausoleum Museum. As early as July 6, 2017, the two sides had signed a development framework agreement for Belt and Road monetary cultural project cooperation in Xi'an.

Since then the corporation has attached great importance to in-depth cooperation with the Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum Museum. Nine of 32 kinds of products have been developed, including silver and bronze commemorative medals of the "DaqinXiongfeng" series, products honoring the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Qinshihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, commemorative vouchers of the 30th anniversary of the World Cultural Heritage and high-end limited-edition gold and silver commemorative medals, providing tourists with more gift choices and furthering their understanding of Qin culture.

  
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