(1918) 50 Csh Y-405.1 Hupeh Province Made by the Military Government, Rare Brass Coin

The Republic of China
Hubei Province 50 cash
the 7th year of the Republic (1918)

Made by the Military Government

(1918) 50 Csh Y-405.1 Brass


 

年七國民華中


幣 銅

文十五

 

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。

 

References: Y#405.1

 

 

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


In the first year of the Republic, several provinces, among them Sichuan (Szechuan), Yunnan, Fujian (Fukien), Hubei (Hupeh) and Hunan, minted coins independently, with their own designs.

Sichuan produced a standard design for all coins, consisting of the Chinese character for Han in a central circle, supposedly to signify that the Chinese Han people had taken back control of their country from the Manchu Qing dynasty, surrounded by eighteen small circles representing the provinces of China. This was used on silver dollars, half-dollars (5 jiao) and 20 cents (1 jiao), together with brass coins of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 wen (cash). A small number of other designs on the bronze coinage also date from this period.

 

 

 

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(1918) 50 Csh Y-405.1 Hupeh Province Made by the Military Government, Rare Brass

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