Copper Szechuan Province 200 cash year 2 1913 Republic China short tassels

Republic of China

 

Szechuan Province 200 cash

2nd year of the Republic (1913) Y#459 short tassels
 

Weight: 23.8 grams, Size: 43 mm; Material: Copper

 

Sichuan Province 200 cash 2nd year of the Republic (1913)

年二國民華中



造廠幣造川四

THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA

200 CASH

Catalog reference: Y-459; CCC-433; Hsu-312; Duan-2200.

Szechuan (Sichuan) Province is in the south central part of China, and is an important economic power in the country. The capital is Chengdu. In the early 20th Century it, along with Tibet, was made a special administrative district, acknowledging the dominance of non-Han Chinese people in the region. The Szechuan mint with modern equipment opened in 1898 with machinery brought from New Jersey, USA. Another mint was opened in Chungking in 1905.

THE EARLY REPUBLIC

In the first year of the Republic, several provinces, among them Sichuan (Szechuan), Yunnan, Fujian (Fukien) 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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