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Coin - 1 Dollar, Founding of Republic, Vice President Li Yuanhong, China, 1912 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 24327

Silver 1 Dollar (Yuan) coin issued by the Republic of China in 1912. One of a series of coins commerating the Founding of Republic this one features the vice president Li Yuanhong. Li Yuanhong was forced to be proclaimed the provisional military governor of the Hupei Province after the outbreak of the 1911 revolution. He rose to become military governor of China on 30 Nov. 1911, vice president from 1912 until 1916; he became President of the Republic on 7 June 1916.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.16 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: China
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Republic
DateEra: 1912 AD
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Obverse Description: Three quarter facing bust of Li Yuan-hung within circular border; around, Chinese legend divided by floral emblems
Reverse Description: At centre within floral wreath two Chinese characters; around above, THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA * ONE DOLLAR *
Edge Description: milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Person Depicted: Yuan-hung Li - Republic of China, China, 1912
Issued By: China, 1912
References: Y#321
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 457 Pages

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