ULAN BATOR, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's central bank issued a silver coin on Wednesday commemorating the friendship between Mongolia and China.
The commemorative coin is rectangular in shape and features two Mongolian and two Chinese children holding hands against a background of the countries' most famous landmarks. The front side of the coin reads, "Friendship Between Mongolia and China."
"The Bank of Mongolia issued the silver coin to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and China next year," the bank's spokesperson Ariun Dagva told Xinhua.
The 20,000 tugriks (8 U.S. dollars) coin is available at the Treasury Fund of the central bank at a cost of 500,000 tugriks (201 U.S. dollars) per piece.
Since 1972, the Bank of Mongolia has been issuing gold, silver and bronze coins depicting the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, endangered animals, Olympic athletes and other well known figures as well as historical events or anniversaries.