Silver 1 Dollar (Yuan) coin issued by the Republic of China in Year 22 (1933 AD)

Obverse Description

Bust of Sun Yat-sen left, around above Chinese legend (8 characters)

Reverse Description

At centre between Chinese characters, a Junk sailing to right

Edge Description



The original design, produced the year before this coin, was replaced by this simpler version as it had featured a rising sun and birds flying above the junk, rejected by Chinese as these seemed to represent Japan.

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