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Szechuan-Shenzi Soviet 500 Cash
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Here's an authentic example of a major variety of the series. Compare to the Daniel Ching piece (Y512.1). [ link ] Note: there are many minor varieties that do not carry a premium value and most have not been documented. Minting conditions were crude in those difficult circumstances. Star to the left of date shows characteristics of a worn SMALL star type, r. star is somewhat obscured in photo. Additionally, this type is characterized by the sickle handle being located between the arms of the star (obverse), rather than crossing over it. This example is ~35 mm.


Here are a number of RARE articles on Communist Chinese Soviet coins & notes from the Moneta Library:
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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 ]
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Keywords: Szechuan Shenzi Soviet Chinese
Denomination: 500 Cash
Reference #: Y 512.2
Date/Mintmark: 1934
Condition: VF w/porosity
Weight: 15.7 gm; 35mm
Metal: CU

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July 23, 2006 6:14pm

At 35 mm and with a close examination of the star to the left of the date, I have changed this to Y512. The much scarcer small star type; although this may be a variety of the form shown in KM.


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