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Chinese currency is based on the decimal system, and consists of paper money and coins. The smallest coin is 1 fen, 10 fen make up a jiao (also called mao) and 10 jiao (or mao) make up a yuan. Paper money comes in six denominations - 5 jiao, 1 yuan, 2 yuan, 50 yuan, and 100 yuan. Because ordinary Chinese numbers are easy to write, and therefore easy to forge, a different set of Chinese characters is used for numbers on banknotes and other financial dealings (right column).

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