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Szechuan-Shenzi 500 Cash
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This is my benchmark coin for this issue! Pedigree is the Daniel Ching Sale (06/91) Lot # 905. While minor varieties of this issue are difficult to attribute based upon the photos & descriptions in KM this coin conforms to Y# 512.1. Large Stars flanking date on the reverse, hammer handle is across lower leg of star on the obverse. D. Ching described it as: "Nice XF, traces of lustre, exceptional grade for type." With this coin I'm able to compare my other examples for authenticity, etc.
Please compare this with the other SSS 500 Cash examples. I have 14 examples of these and probably 10 of them are Y512.1 - and other examples that conform to Y 512 & Y512.2 with another ambiguously leaning to Y 512. So with that anecdotal evidence one might draw some idea of relative scarcity that does not conform to KM (Krause-Mishler SCWC).


Here are a number of RARE articles on Communist Chinese Soviet coins & notes from the Moneta Library:
VIEW & DOWNLOAD:
Chinese Soviet Coins and Notes - Raeburn (1st research 1937!): [ link ]
Chinese Soviet Coins Intriguing - Hogan: [ link ]
Chinese Communist Armies - Kann (excerpt): [ link ]
Soviet Chinese Copper Coins - Hua Guangpu (Little Brown Book): [ link ]


The premier articles on Early Chinese Soviet issues are the invaluable documents below. It covers the history, coins and notes from 1927-1935 and includes photos and a map: (with color photos; in 3 parts);
Money of Communist China - Sandrock Part I: [ link ]
Money of Communist China - Sandrock Part II: [ link ]
Money of Communist China - Sandrock Part III: [ link ]
· Date: January 8, 2006 · Views: 10,108 · Filesize: 25.1kb, 72.7kb · Dimensions: 700 x 367 ·
Keywords: Szechuan Shenzi Soviet Chinese
Denomination: 500 Cash
Reference #: Y 512.1
Date/Mintmark: 1934
Condition: XF+
Weight: 13.5 gm; <33 mm
Metal: CU

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