Off-Center Mint error Y# 348 1940 Dr. Sun Yi-Sen, Nickel 5 Cents Republic China

Off-Center Mint error Y# 348 1940 Dr. Sun Yi-Sen, Nickel 5 Cents Republic China

Republic of China

Off-Center Minting error
1940 Dr. Sun, Yi-Sen, Nickel 5 Cents

Catalog Number: Y# 348



Weight: 3 grams, Size: 18.5 mm; Material: Nickel

Off-Center Minting error; 10% off-center

 

Obverse

Portrait of Dr. Sun, Yi-Sen, text "Republic of China,
year XX" (Year 1 = 1911, end of the Chinese empire)

Lettering: 年 九 十 二 國 民 華 中

Reverse

Ancient Spade money Wen Bei

Lettering:

分 五

 

Catalog Number: Y# 348

 

 

REFORMED COINAGE OF 1936

As part of their Fa Bi (Legal tender) reforms of 1936 the Nationalist Government introduced a series of small denomination coins at a new mint set up in Shanghai, in nickel or cupro-nickel and copper, which continued to be minted until 1942-1943. The cupro-nickel coins except for the smallest denomination, the 5 fen, had the portrait of Sun Yat-sen on the obverse and a representation of an ancient spade coin (pu) on the reverse together with the value in Chinese characters. The copper coins had an obverse design of the Chinese national sun emblem, also with a pu reverse and the denomination.

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