Similar items over time

Coin - 1 Dollar, Founding of Republic, Sun Yat-sen, China, 1912 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 40504

China, Sun Yat-sen
1 Dollar, no date on coin but struck in 1912 AD
Commemorating the Founding of Republic
Statement Of Significance:
Sun Yat-sen was the Provisional President of the Republic of China fro 29 Decembert 1911 until 10 March 1912. 1 Jan 1912 was set as the first day of the new Republic. This type was re-issued in 1927, the 1912 issue can be differentiated by the stars on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 26.73 g (Weight)

More information

Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: China
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1912 AD
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Obverse Description: Within a circle of beads, bust of Sun Yat-sen; around, Chinese legend divided by floral emblems
Reverse Description: At centre within floral wreath two Chinese characters; around above, MEMENTO; around below, BIRTH OF REPUBLIC OF CHINA; a star on either side of the word MEMENTO
Edge Description: milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: China, 1912
Person Depicted: President Yat-sen Sun, China, 1912
References: Y#318.1
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 457 Pages

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No