Yuan Datou was one of the main currency in circulation during the Republic of China. "Yuan Datou" is the spoken name of Yuan Shikai series coins, which is strictly called "Yuan Shikai statue carrying Jiahe silver coins". In order to rectify the currency system and standardize the silver coin, the Beiyang government promulgated Article 13 of the State currency regulations in February 1914, and decided to implement the silver standard system. The State currency regulations stipulate: "taking the price of Kuping pure silver at a price of six and eight percent, the name is round." one won silver coin, with a total weight of seven cents and two cents, silver 89 cents, copper one by one, "there is no limit to the number of silver coins." That is to say, a dollar of silver is the standard loan currency with unlimited legal compensation. According to this provision, In December 1914 and February 1915, a round of silver coins was opened and cast by the Mint and Jiangnan Mint. The face of the coin was engraved with the head of Yuan Shikai, commonly known as "Yuan Tou coin" or "Yuan Datou".
In the Republic of China, in order to unify the currency system, the National Government stipulated that the silver coin was the standard coin, because the coin was cast and printed with the head of Yuan Shikai, so it was called "Yuan Datou". This collection is the Republic of China three years (E version is very rare), heavy: 29.57g, diameter: 39cm; because of the mistake of casting factors, the front and back of the coin are cast with Yuan Shikai's side pattern and the "Republic of China three years" chronicle. The coin is complete in shape, clear in outline, profound in layout and text, and profound in texture. It forms a delicate three-dimensional feeling between the concave and convex orderly texture, which is very beautiful, coupled with the rich and natural pulp on the surface of the coin, and the color is smooth and oily. Showing a unique sense of historical years, more rich historical flavor, very appreciative; moreover, coins as circulation items, its casting preciseness is high, therefore, like this coin is extremely rare, in today's collection market is even more rare, whether rare or artistic, all have higher collection value, worthy of collection!
This is the bronze coin of the Revolution of 1911, which is cast by the Tongyuan Bureau of Jiangxi Province. The center of the front of the coin has the "Dahan copper coin" four characters, the upper edge casting "the construction of Jiangxi Province", the lower edge casting "When the money is ten", the back surface pattern is nine big stars, the inner nine small stars, the middle is the top view, the periphery is provided with a circle of bead points, The bottom is full of fine linen. The nine-star pattern on the pattern was the symbol of the army's flag at that time, and it was an 18-star in-and-out, with the unification of the Central Plains and the People's Republic of China, the unity of the people to build a democratic republic, and the permanent survival of the Republic of China on behalf of the representative of the Republic of China. The whole pattern represents the unity of the 18-revolutionary comrade of the whole country, the revival of the Han nationality, and the establishment The Republic of China of freedom, equality and independence. Because of the special historical background, the casting period is very short, the amount of casting is very small, the mass is precious, and the money is regarded as one of the ten precious treasures of the copper element.