BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank will issue a set of three commemorative coins marking the 150th birthday of Sun Yat-sen, forerunner of China's anti-feudalism revolution.
Chinese citizens began reserving the coins online early Tuesday morning, while others queued outside banks in Chinese cities to make reservations.
The coins, to be released Nov. 5, will feature Sun Yat-sen's image, with each set including a gold coin worth 100 yuan (14.8 U.S. dollars), a silver one worth 10 yuan and another one, made of copper alloy, worth 5 yuan, according to the People's Bank of China.
The bank will issue a total of 300 million copper-alloy coins, which can circulate as normal Chinese currency. It will be the first time for Chinese currency with Sun Yat-sen's image to circulate in the market.
Born in 1866 in Zhongshan in south China's Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen was the founder of the Kuomintang Party.