The commemorative coin of the founding of the Republic of China is a kind of silver commemorative coin, which was issued from 1912 to 1927. On the front is a bust of Sun Yat Sen, with the upper margin of "the XX year of the Republic of China", and the back is a picture of Jiahe. Around the word "one circle", there are editions of the 15th, 16th and 18th years of the Republic of China, as well as the tomb, earth, no year number and Jiahe.
中华民国 开国纪念币 壹圆/孙像 孙小头 直径39毫米,厚2.5毫米,重26.95克,整体完好,图文清晰。 孙小头,这种纪念币有两个版本: ( 分别是在1912年和1927年铸造) 1927年版的"孙小头": 如果背面印有两个五角星,称为"上五角星";如果背面印有两个六角星,称为"上六角星"。
The commemorative coin of the founding of the Republic of China is one yuan / sun xiaotou, 39 mm in diameter, 2.5 mm in thickness, and 26.95 g in weight. It is in good condition with clear pictures and texts. There are two versions of this commemorative coin: one is made in 1912 and the other is in 1927. If there are two five pointed stars on the back, it is called "upper five pointed star"; if two hexagonal stars are printed on the back, it is called "upper hexagon".
After the victory of the northern expedition in the 16th year of the Republic of China, the capital of Nanjing was set by the national
government. The Nanjing Mint first took the original model and recast Sun Yat Sen's founding commemorative coins, and then changed the English and lace on the back of the coin to make a new edition and issue it in batch, commonly known as "xiaotou". In the following four years, the amount of commemorative coins of Sun Yat Sen's founding was no less than billions, and became the main currency of old China together with "yuan Datou".
"Xiaotou" has a bust of Sun Yat Sen on the front, with "XX year of the Republic of China" on the upper edge and Jiahe picture on the back. Around the word "one circle", there are editions of the 15th, 16th and 18th years of the Republic of China as well as mausoleum, earth, Untitled year and Jiahe. In 1927, bronze coins were made to commemorate the tomb of Sun Yat sen in Nanjing. It is said that there were only 480 pieces of the coin, which were distributed to Party and government officials and coffin escorts. The coin was carved by the Italian Mint Company. On the front, there was a portrait of Sun Yat Sen, with the eight characters of "the national government of the Republic of China" on the front, and "one yuan" in the middle of the back. The next one was "made in sixteen years" with the sun rising on the left and the burial Hall of Zhongshan Mausoleum on the right. At the same time, the national government also stepped up efforts to catch up with the new currency.