(1918) 50 Csh Y-405.1 Hupeh Province Made by the Military Government
The Republic of China
Made by the Military Government
(1918) 50 Csh Y-405.1
7 (1918) 年七國民華中 Y#405.1
CHINA. Hupeh. 50 Cash, Year 7 (1918). 中華民國七年軍政府造湖北銅幣五十文。
The Obverse bears six Chinese characters on the top, means this coin was minted in Hupeh Province in 1918 or the 7th year of the Republic of China, and a Chinese ideogram "Han" in center meaning that the Chinese have taken the place of the Manchu Government, within a linear circle. Outside are 18 circles representing 18 Provinces of China. The reverse bears a flowery ornament in center, surrounded by four Chinese characters meaning "The copper Coin of Hepeh" within the beaded circle and two asterisks on the both side. The four Chinese characters on the top means "Made by the Military Government" and the value below the circle.
They are all minted as the Hupeh Tahan Military Government was founded after the success of the 1911 Revolution.
THE EARLY REPUBLIC