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5 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note

5 Chinese Yuan Renminbi note

+Chinese Renminbi/Yuan General information

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Size: 135 x 63 mm 
Main colour: Purple

5 Chinese Yuan Renminbi obverse 5 Chinese Yuan Renminbi reverse

The 5 Chinese Yuan Renminbi note is a denomination of Chinese currency. A Chinese communist revolutionary, politician and socio-political theorist Mao Zedong commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976) and a Narcissus flower are currently featured on the obverse of the note. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of Mount Tai. There is no difference in the basic color and design between the banknotes of the 1999 and 2005 editions of the fifth series of The 5 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note. The following security features are added in the 2005 edition:

+ Dated 2005;
+ The currency number at the bottom of the reverse is added with “YUAN” indicating the pinyin in Chinese language;
+ Added a EURion constellation to avoid computer-aided counterfeit;
+ Removal of fiber threads;
+ Removal of the second serial number;
+ More raised ink printing (on the right side of obverse);
+ Move of registration.

+Security Features:

5 chinese yuan renminbi specimen obverse

1.Serial number

The two-colored serial number has four red and six black characters. The size of the characters becomes gradually smaller from the middle to the left and right sides.

2.Narcissus watermark

Hold the note to light and look for the watermark, similar to the rose flower. The watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the note.


The letters, 'RMB", and the numeral, "5" can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass.

4. Security thread

On the obverse of the note you can see holographic magnetic windowed security thread. The value can be seen in tiny letters on the stripe.

5.Latent image

When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "5" appears at the top right of the note.

6. Raised print touch lines

Lines printed in the right of the 5 Renminbi/ Yuan note, made by intaglio printing feel raised.

7. White denomination watermark

White denomination watermark appears when you hold the banknote against the light.

8. Portrait of Chairman Mao

Some parts of portrait of chairman Mao are made by intaglio printing and feels raised when running your finger over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail.

9. Security Feature for Visually Impaired

Symbols for visually handicapped are applied by intaglio printing on the obverse side lower right corner of the 5 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note.

5 chinese yuan renminbi specimen obverse

10. Name of currency "Yuan" in Pinyin phonetic system

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11. Year of issue
Year of issue appears on the reverse of the banknote.

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