In 2015, China began issuing a set of 10 yuan circulating coins to commemorate the Chinese Zodiac. 2016 was the Year of the Monkey, and like the previous year the monkey is presented with floral patterns and a cute look. The Chinese lantern has changed to a different kind, and probably has some significance that I do not know about.
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