Szechuan 1913 (year 2) 20 cash Y-448.1a

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Ponterio sale 165, lot 21728
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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 district, 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 specimen shown was lot 21728 in the Stack's Bowers April 2012 Hong Kong Auction (Sale #165), where it sold for US$388. The catalog description[1] noted, " Lot #21728. CHINA. Szechuan. 20 Cash, Year 2 (1913). 民國二年軍政府造四川銅幣二十文。Three rosettes. Struck in brass. 三花,黃銅。PCGS AU-50."

Recorded mintage: 115,061,000 (all varieties).

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Y-448.1a; Hsu-305; CCC-423; Duan-2112.


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  • Lin Gwo Ming, Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins: Ching and Republican Issues, Seventh Edition, Hong Kong: Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co., Ltd., 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The April 2012 Hong Kong Auction in Kowloon, Irvine, CA: Stacks-Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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