Moneta Gallery Coin Museum



Users 22,004
Photos 3,372
Comments 351
Views 15,468,131
Disk Space 345.3mb

SunMon TueWed ThuFri Sat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Moneta 2443
Zantetsuken 293
Chinacash 170
stretrader99z 133
numismatist6 100

HunanCSstarJM.jpg
Hunan Soviet Counter
Moneta

[ Soviets ]
HuPooSoviet_Xianf.jpg
HuPoo w/"SOVIET
Moneta

[ Soviets ]
Fukien_Northern_Expedition.jpg
Fukien 20c - Norther
Moneta

[ Soviets ]
CSR1CentRestrike.jpg
Chinese Soviet Repub
Moneta

[ Soviets ]
CHYSK20c.jpg
Soviet made Yuan Shi
Moneta

[ Soviets ]
ChiSS500fake.jpg
Szechuan-Shensi 500
Moneta

[ Soviets ]
· more ·

 

« Previous image · Next image »

CSR5cv1
Soviet Republic - 5 Cents, var. 1

« Previous image  · Slide Show · Next image »

Moneta



Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 2,362
users gallery
CHINA: CHINESE SOVIET REPUBLIC: AE 5 fen, ND (1932), Y-507, original strike, issue of the Kiangsi Soviet. The Chinese Soviet Republic is often referred to in historical sources as the Jiangxi Soviet (after its largest component territory, the Jiangxi-Fujian Soviet). It was established in November 1931 by future Communist Party of China leader Mao Zedong, General Zhu De and others, and it lasted until 1937.
Documented for the first time, here in the West, are the 5 major varieties of Soviet Republic 5 Cent pieces. These 'minor' varieties are documented in some Chinese references (see our Library). While KM lists these as reeded/unreeded, I am nearly convinced that all of them were supposed to go through the reeding process and that some few slipped past totally or were only partially reeded. All of them in this Museum, except THIS one, show various degrees of reeding, some hardly detectable. Also, my specimen here weighs the most of all of them at 8.03 g.
There a 5 'minor' (KM) varieties based upon the position of Hainan Island in relation to the mainland. Other features of variation exist, such as in the wheat stalks, but these are more difficult to document. The only reference I've seen that document these is the "Soviet Chinese Coppers" from the 'Directory of Chinese Copper Coins' by Hua Guangpu (available below).
This, Var. 1, has the mainland OVERLAPPING the outline of Hainan Island. As we go successively to Var. 4 the island moves further away from the mainland, until we get to the v. Scarce Var. 5 where the island has disappeared altogether. Some have tried to imply that the island is Taiwan and that the final dissapearance was a metaphor for the loss of the Province to the Kuomintang. That's a nice story but the position of the island clearly shows it to be Hainan Is. which is very close to the mainland and much further south. The Koumintang did not fully escape from the mainland to Taiwan until 1948/49.
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 ]
Chinese Soviet Copper Coins - Duan, Hong Gang: [ 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: 12,876 · Filesize: 109.0kb · Dimensions: 880 x 453 ·
Keywords: Chinese Soviet Republic 5 Cents
Denomination: 5 Cents
Reference #: KM# Y 507; Var. 1
Date/Mintmark: ND (1931-32)
Condition: VF+
Weight: 8.03 g.; 26.7 mm x 2mm thick
Metal: copper

« more
SSS200c510_5.jpg
SSS200Cash.jpg
SSS200CY511_thk.jpg
SSS200CY511_v.jpg
SSS200CY511_2.jpg
SSS200CY511.jpg
SSS2002.jpg
CH_Soviet_200C_COR4-curved-arm.jpg
SSS200CY511_ctf.jpg
SSS200CY511a.jpg
CSR5cv1.jpg
CSR5cv2.jpg
CSR5cv3.jpg
CSR5cv4.jpg
CSR5cv5.jpg
CHINESE_SOVIET_REPUBLIC_5_Fen_1932.jpg
Sov1c.jpg
CSR1CentRestrike.jpg
Northern-Expedition.jpg
HunanCSstarJM.jpg
RedStarCS_20_Hunan.jpg
· more »


Photo Sharing Gallery by PhotoPost
Copyright © 2007 All Enthusiast, Inc.

No portion of this page, text, images or code, may be copied, reproduced, published or distributed in any medium without the expressed written permission of the copyright holder.