Large Szechuan Province 200 cash Straight tassels Reeded Edge year 2 1913 China
Republic of China
Szechuan Province 200 cash
2nd year of the Republic (1913) Y#459 Straight tassels
Weight: 25 grams, Size: 43.5 mm; Material: Copper
THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Catalog reference: Y-459.1; 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.