After the victory of the 1911 Revolution, the Emperor of Qing Dynasty abdicated and the Republic of China was founded. At that time, the copper yuan continued to circulate in large quantities. In 1914, the copper coin was officially renamed “copper coin”. The biggest difference between the copper coin issued by the Republic of China and the Qing Dynasty was that the dragon pattern was replaced by the Jiahe grain composed of rice ears. The two flag coins were coined in the Republic of China. On December 29, 1911, after the 1911 Revolution, 17 provincial representatives who had recovered elected Sun Yat-sen as the interim president of the Republic of China in Nanjing. On January 3, 1912, the government of the Republic of China was founded and the Qing Dynasty perished. Sun Yat-sen issued a decree to coin double-flag coins, mainly in ten denominations, which were widely distributed throughout the country to replace the Qing Dynasty copper yuan.
Sun Yat Sen led the Wuchang Uprising, overthrew the feudal dynasty of the Manchu Dynasty, and established a democratic regime, the Republic of China, with unparalleled achievements. Sun Yat-sen is a great pioneer of China’s democratic reaction, known as the “father of the country” by the vast Chinese people. In the 18th year of the Republic of China (1929), in order to prepare and issue the new national currency, it was decided to adopt the image of Dr. Sun Yat Sen as the design of Chinese silver dollar to commemorate the “father of the country”. At that time, the famous mints of the United States, Austria, Britain, Japan, Italy and other countries were entrusted to identify and design the silver coin with the design of Sun Yat-sen’s sailboat pattern, and each factory printed and cast the sample silver coin.
In 1912, in order to commemorate the founding of the Republic of China, the state decided to cast silver dollar to commemorate. In 1912, the Congress elected Sun Yat-sen as the first leader. The first batch of silver coins were cast with Sun Yat-sen’s head as the background pattern. On the back of the first coin, there are hexagons surrounded by hollow ears of wheat, that is, sun xiaotou, as we usually call them. This group of silver coins was the first group, with a limited number of issues, only 40000 of which were purchased and collected in the same year.
In the 18th year of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen’s silver sample coin, like the earth one yuan coin, was favored by both Chinese and foreign coin lovers because of its infinite number of coins, and has constantly enjoyed the reputation of “loud reputation” in Chinese silver coins. Under the guidance of Mr. Zhongshan, Wuchang Uprising overthrew the feudal dynasty of the Manchu Dynasty and established the democratic regime, the Republic of China, with unparalleled achievements. Sun Yat-sen is a great pioneer of China’s democratic reaction, known as the “father of the country” by the vast Chinese people. In June of the 17th year of the Republic of China (1928), in the national economic conference, bills on the national currency bill and other bills related to the currency system were passed, and the planning of the new currency system began. At the same time, it was decided to stop casting silver coins like Yuan Shikai, the general leader of the northern warlords, and use the portrait of Sun Yat Sen, the founder of the Republic of China, as the main coin pattern. In this context, a number of new national currency designs with Sun Yat-sen’s image as the obverse design emerged, among which the silver coin with Sun Yat-sen’s image as the earth version in the 18th year was one of them.
In the 18th year, Sun Xiang earth silver coins were produced by Tianjin Mint in the 18th year of the Republic of China (1929). On the obverse, Sun Yat-sen’s bust and chronological characters are engraved, on the middle of the reverse, the earth and double flags are engraved, and on the near margin, the English “Republic of China” and the Chinese “one circle” are engraved. The composition of the earth and the two flags means China’s will to stand on the top of the world. It is magnificent and implies extraordinary.
Expert comments: the front circle of the coin is the side image of Sun Yat-sen, the father of the country, and the central circle is written with seven characters of “the 18th year of the Republic of China”. The back circle of the coin is engraved with the national flag crossed on both sides, the left is the iron blood 18 star flag, the right is the five color flag, the middle is tied, the flag is flying, the two flags are decorated with five stars, the patterns are lifelike, concave and convex, lifelike, surrounded by English outside the circle, circle English words on the outside. The collection has a harmonious layout of coins, fluent writing style, fine decoration, deep and old way of wrapping pulp, elegant and mellow color, unique aesthetic style, rich cultural connotation and artistic attainments. It is a rare and rare product. The rust on the coin surface witnessed the pre history verve and pre history civilization value of its deposition, which added some ancient verve and revealed the profound cultural background of the Republic of China. This coin came into being in the period of the Republic of China, which was full of confusion and fireworks. After the destruction of war, there are few coins that can be completely preserved, which are rare and precious.
In the current coin collecting market, the coins of the Republic of China were deeply loved by collectors. The first reason is that the coins of the Republic of China had a strong historical influence. The second reason is the maturity of the coin-making technology in the Republic of China. The coin-making technology is very exquisite and has artistic value.