Silver 1 Dollar (Yuan) coin issued by the Republic of China in 1912. One of a series of coins commerating the Founding of Republic this one features the vice president Li Yuanhong. Li Yuanhong was forced to be proclaimed the provisional military governor of the Hupei Province after the outbreak of the 1911 revolution. He rose to become military governor of China on 30 Nov. 1911, vice president from 1912 until 1916; he became President of the Republic on 7 June 1916.

Obverse Description

Three quarter facing bust of Li Yuan-hung within circular border; around, Chinese legend divided by floral emblems

Reverse Description

At centre within floral wreath two Chinese characters; around above, THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA * ONE DOLLAR *

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