Silver 1 Dollar (Yuan) coin issued by the Republic of China in 1927
Commerating the Founding of Republic in 1912 this one features the first president Sun Yat-sen

Obverse Description

Within a circle of beads, bust of Sun Yat-sen; around, Chinese legend divided by floral emblems

Reverse Description

At centre within floral wreath two Chinese characters; around above, MEMENTO; around below, BIRTH OF REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Edge Description



Sun Yat-sen died in 1925, this coin, a close copy of one struck in 1912 was struck in 1927. It can be recognised by the rosettetes dividing the legend on the reverse, the 1912 issue employed stars.

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