Nantong exhibits currencies of 208 countries, regions
Currencies of 208 countries and regions are displayed in Nantong. [Photo provided to en.nantong.gov.cn]
An exhibition about currencies of 208 countries and regions was unveiled in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, on July 26 and will run until Aug 6.
More than 100 people, including representatives of expats in Nantong and local enthusiasts of collecting currencies, attended the opening ceremony.
All the exhibits come from overseas Chinese leader Zhou Yuan, who also agreed to display the special commemorative gold (silver) coins stored in the Nantong branch of the Bank of China at the exhibition, marking their first appearance.
People visit the currency exhibition in Nantong. [Photo provided to en.nantong.gov.cn]
Pan Qiang, director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Nantong Municipal Government, said at the opening ceremony that he hopes this exhibition will help visitors learn about the history and development of currencies from around the world.
Nantong is a renowned homeland of museums and new overseas Chinese and is also one of the most dynamic cities spreading its international influence in the Yangtze River Delta, according to Pan.
Currencies printed with characters from traditional Chinese culture are showcased in Nantong. [Photo provided to en.nantong.gov.cn]
He added that hosting such an exhibition in the city can show China's prosperous and stable society and the city's inclusive environment.
The 10-day exhibition was sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Office of the Nantong Municipal Government, the Nantong Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcasting and Tourism, and the Nantong branch of the Bank of China, and organized by the Nantong International Exchange Association and the Nantong Museum.