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Yuan Shi-kai - Sinkiang Variety!
Yuan Shi-kai - Sinkiang Variety!

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Year 3 (1914) type. Sinkiang issue! Very Scarce! The differences of this issue are: larger shoulder board, cruder & weaker strike, characters with thinner strokes, & lower silver purity. L&M lists another, similar variety, with a 'big button' on the chest & under the collar. These are the most valuable YSK $ after the two types with engrailed edges. Actual mintage date is between May 1947 to the end of 1948. After Mas'ud (Uigur) became Chairman of the government of Sinkiang Province these were struck at the Dihua (Urumchi) Mint without permission of the Central government. Naturally this was a time of complete chaos just before the declaration of the Peoples Republic of China.
Weight is 27.07 gm at ~39.5mm. At this weight this coin exceeds that standard weight of these dollars (26.4 gm). Reeding is crude, weak and intermittant.
I am working on getting a translation from the Chinese of the complete story of this unusual type of Yuan Shikai dollar; watch this listing for the link to that translation:
This poor translation is what I've been able to come up with:
Sinkiang Yuan Shih-kai dollar Notes:


In fact, before Mr. Bao Erhan came into power, the finance authority utilized the silver dollar plates, which were got based on a 5 million gold rouble loan with the central bank in Cheng Shicai period, to mint silver dollars by Shuimogou Machine Bureau. These dollars were similar to " Yuan Shikai Dollar " in the form and weight and issued the silver dollar bank notes, and defined 1Yuan silver dollar bank note to exchange one silver dollar 1 Yuan minted in Xinjiang.Jiang Jieshi knew this matter and was very furious, flayed Xinjiang authority with telegraph that: ....
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Keywords: China Republic chinese yuan shih-kai sinkiang
Denomination: Dollar (Yuan)
Reference #: L&M 63G Sinkiang variety
Date/Mintmark: Year 3 (1914) - later issue of Sinkiang (~1947 /1948)
Condition: XF
Weight: 27.07 gm - 39.5 mm
Metal: silver

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