Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Silver Dollar Year 16 Republic of China 1927 AD
Chinese Silver Dollar
Republic of China Year 16 (1927)
Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum Silver Dollar
27.0 grams; Silver 900; size: 39.3 mm
Year 18 (1929AD) Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chinese Silver Dollar
Obverse: Sun Yat-sen
Reverse: Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA
造 年 六 十
Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
The reverse shows Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum (Chinese: 中山陵 ), which is situated at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing, China. Construction of the tomb started in January 1926, and was finished in spring of 1929. The architect was Lu Yanzhi, who died shortly after it was finished.
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.