Commemorative Gold and Silver Coins Mark the Inauguration of President and Vice President of the Republic of China – Taiwan.

The Central Bank of the Republic of China – Taiwan unveil designs for commemorative gold and silver coins commemorating the inauguration of the sixteenth President and Vice President of the Republic of China

by Michael Alexander | Published on April 1, 2024

Lai Ching Te, the candidate representing the Democratic Progressive Party, currently serves as vice president and was elected by popular vote of the country’s electorate. His running mate is Ms. Hsiao Bi-khim, who until November 2023 was the Taiwanese envoy to the United States.

Lai was previously a practising physician who holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard. He entered politics in 1996 and has held several prominent jobs in addition to vice president, including premier, legislator and mayor of the southern city of Tainan. The election was held on the 13th January and the President-elect and Vice President-elect will attend their inauguration scheduled for the 20th May.

 The gold and silver coins are produced to proof quality by the Central Mint of Taiwan at their facilities in Taoyuan City and on behalf of the Central Bank of China – Taiwan. The gold and silver coins share the same design on both obverse and reverse. The obverse bears two front-facing portraits of the Sixteenth President Dr. Lai Ching Te and Vice President Ms. Hsiao Bi Khim. Along the rim above the portraits is the inscription 中 華 民 國 第 十 六 任 總 統 副 總 統 就 職 紀 念 幣 (Inauguration Commemorative Coin of the 16th President and Vice President of the Republic of China) Below their likeness’ is the date of their inauguration using the traditional date referencing the 113th year of the Republic of China, founded in 1911 and displayed in Chinese text.

The reverse side includes the emblem of the President of the Republic of China – Taiwan along with the coins’ fineness and metal on either side and displayed both in Chinese and English text. Below the emblem is the commemorative inscription in English which reads COMMEMORATING THE 20 MAY 2024 INAUGURATION OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN)

DenominationMetalWeightDiameterQualityMaximum Mintage
200 Dollars.999 Silver31.1 Grams38 mm.Proof50,000
2000 Dollars.9999 Gold31.1 Grams33 mm.Proof10,000

 Each coin is encapsulated, presented in a custom case and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity from the Central Bank of the Republic of China. As with the last presidential set of commemorative coins, the Central Bank of China – Taiwan have appointed the commercial Bank of Taiwan as sales agents for these 2024-dated coins. Each purchaser can order up to one gold coin and/or five silver coins. For additional information, please visit their website.

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Author: Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander image Michael’s background in both numismatics and banknotes spans more than three decades and whose activities have varied from being a dedicated world coin collector to coin & medal design, marketing, theme concept and production. His additional interests include banknote research and in 1997, he founded the London Banknote and Monetary Research Centre to further these interests and activities. The company continues to offer monthly currency bulletins to both online and printed publications which includes information about the latest banknote news and releases from Central Banks and Monetary Authorities around the world. Michael has been a contributor to COIN NEWS magazine based in the UK since 1998 where many of his in-depth interviews, articles and bulletins have been published.

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