Rare China, Republic Shansi Taiyuan Arsenal Mint 5 Cent, Year 17, 1928 KM# tn3

Rare China, Republic Shansi Taiyuan Arsenal Mint 5 Cent, Year 17, 1928 KM# tn3

Republic of China
Shansi Taiyuan, Arsenal Mint
5 Cents, Year 17, 1928




Weight: 8.2 grams, Size: 28.7 mm; Material: Brass

the Republic of China, Shansi Arsenal Mint

Obverse: Iron Blood 18-star

Lettering:

証費消友工工軍


年七十國民華中


Reverse:

証費消友工工軍



年七十國民華中


Edge: Smooth

References: KM# tn3

This token has always been found with small punch marks near center on obverse and reverse.

 

军工工友消费证是民国十七年(1928)山西太原兵工厂用于厂里职工消费使用的一种牌证,与当时社会上流通使用的法定货币铜元等值。它的出现和使用与山西近代兵器工业的发展有着密不可分的关系。正反面上方均铸造有?#20891;工工友消费证?#65292;下面铸造纪年?#27665;国十七年?#27491;面中间铸造面值伍分,背面中间图案取自由孙中山先生设计的民国国旗中的白日光芒图,其中的十二道光芒,代表着一年十二个月,一天十二个时辰。当时规定工兵可拿此种流通币在厂内流通使用,并享受优惠,但不能在社会上流通。因其铸造时间仅为一年且又是当时厂内辅币所以比之前铸造的普通山西铜元发行量少很多。?#20891;工工友消费证?#34429;然不属于法定正式发行的货币,但是因其铸工精美厚重且当时曾混于大量的山西铜元中流通,所以一直以来颇受钱币藏家珍视。目前面值伍分与一角的?#20891;工工友消费证?#20197;成为不可多得山西铜元珍品。

 

Taiyuan Arsenal

Taiyuan Arsenal was established by the Shanxi warlord, Yan Xishan. He had become the Governor-General of Shanxi province in 1912. From the outset he was very interested in building an arsenal for manufacturing weapons to equip his Army. His motto was, "Armed force is the backing of justice". Construction on his plant was begun in 1912, and it was originally named Shanxi Machinery Bureau. As it expanded, it later became known as the Shanxi Military Technology Practice Factory.

In 1923 the arsenal began making a Type 12 infantry gun, with a maximum range of 5,000 meters. In 1925, they began making a Type 14 infantry howitzer. Both were designed for mountain warfare. They also were able to set up production of copies of a German 105 mm heavy mountain gun and 88 mm field gun. When the war with Japan began they had produced 24 heavy mountain guns and 24 field guns to replace the heavy losses during combat to the Japanese forces.

In 1926, the Arsenal at Taiyuan had produced 1500 rifles, 500 Mauser type Broom handle Military Pistols, 300 mortars, mortar shells, hand grenades and three million rounds of ammunition per month with foreign technicians, assisted by American trained Chinese, supervising and training 8,000 Chinese workers.

By 1930, it had 3,800 pieces of machinery and 15,000 workers and technicians. The plant was fully capable of producing not only pistols, rifles, and submachine guns, but also heavy machine guns, mortars, cannons, grenades, and other items. Taiyuan Arsenal was a major producer of both the ZB vz. 26 light machine guns and Thompson submachine guns.

 

 

 

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Rare China, Republic Shansi Taiyuan Arsenal Mint 5 Cent, Year 17, 1928 KM# tn3

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