Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chinese Junk Boat Silver 20 Cents Year 18 (1929AD) Republic China

Chinese Silver Dollar 20 Cents

Republic of China Year 18 (1929)

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Silver Junk Boat Dollar

 


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5.35 grams; Silver 900; size: 22.1 mm

Year 18 (1929AD) Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chinese Silver Dollar 20 Cents

Obverse: Sun Yat-sen

Lettering: 年八十國民華中

Reverse: A Chinese junk boat

國幣貳拾分

Edge: Reeded

 

The obverse shows a close-up profile of Sun Yat-sen. Sun Yat-sen was the president of Nationalist China and is referred to as the “Father of the Nation” and “forerunner of democratic revolution” in the People’s Republic of China. He was instrumental in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and was the first provisional president of the new republic. He is unique among 20th century Chinese politicians for being revered by both the Nationalist and the Communist Chinese.

The reverse depicts a Chinese junk boat. It is an ancient sailing vessel that is still in use today. They were used 200 years BC and as sea-going vessels by the 2nd century AD. They are efficient and sturdy and were capable of carrying men and commerce on the high stormy seas as well as on inland waterways.

In the early twentieth century, China had no central bank. The monetary system was based on private banks that used silver as the primary medium of exchange. A year after the Nationalist Party came to power in 1927, the Central Bank of China was established and the country went on a Chinese silver-dollar standard.
 

 

 

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Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chinese Junk Boat Silver 20 Cents Year 18 (1929AD) Republic Chin

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