Memorial death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen 1927 Commemorative Silver 10 Cents, 1/10 Dollar
Chinese Silver 10 Cents
Republic of China Year 16 (1927)
Commemorative issue, Catalog Number: Y# 339
2.7 grams; Silver; size: 18.5 mm
Silver 10 Cents, 1/10 Dollar
Obverse: Sun Yat-sen
Reverse: Crossed two flags
This silver coin was minted by Fukien Mint in the 16th year of the Republic (1927) in order to commemorate Dr. Sun's deeds during the revolution period. Same kinds of coin have the denominations of 2 Jiao (20 cents) and one Jiao (10 cents). The obverse of this coin bearing the portrait of Dr. Sun Yat Sen and 13 Chinese characters above meaning "The Republic of China", "Coin commemorative of the Premier" and "Minted in the 16th year". The characters are interspersed with floral stars. On the reverse are bearing with two crossed republican flags in the centre, and 2 Chinese characters above and 6 Chinese characters below denoting the denominations of 10 cents.
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 揊ather of the Nation?and 揻orerunner of democratic revolution?in the People抯 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.
Coin in Commemoration of
Dr. Sun Yat Sen (originally named Sun Wen) was the great forerunner of the Chinese Democratic Revolution. He was well known as the Founding Father of the Republic of China by Chinese. Dr. Sun was born on Nov 12, 1866 in Hsiangshan county of Kwangtung Province and passed away of illness on Mar. 12, 1925 in Peking.