Y# 441 Sichuan Province 5 cash Lion Awake 1st year Republic (1912)
The Republic of China
Obv: Lion awake on global with clouds
Rev: crossed flags
1 (1912) 年元國民華中
Sichuan Province 5 cash 1st year of the Republic (1912)
References: Y# 441
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 disctrict, 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 inscriptions of this silver coin are almost the same as the above one except the coin value is one yuan. Coins of this type has the value of one yuan, five chiao, two chiao and one chiao. They are all minted as the Szechuan Tahan Military Government was founded after the success of the 1911 Revolution.
THE EARLY REPUBLIC