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Szechuan-Shensi 2 Jiao - 1934
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Here is another coin from the Soviet era or thereafter.The Szechuan-Shensi Soviet is known for their 1 Yuan (Dollar) coins. This 2 Jiao (20 cents) follows the same pattern. The obverse side (reversed in photo) is the side with central lettering of the denomination (2 Jiao). Above is "Chinese Soviet Republic" with the mint name below. The reverse shows the typical globe & hammer/sickle design with the words "Unite, Proletariat of the World" w/date below as 'Year 1934'. This 'coin' is unknown in any catalog. I have another example in white metal with the same design (a fake). While similar to the 20 cents of the Soviet Republic the design and characters vary. The edge is not reeded. I used to consider this a fake but I'm not so sure now. I've only seen three examples, the others all appeared to have legitimate age/wear with authentic encrustation. See the white metal example [FAKE] at:
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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: May 28, 2007 · Views: 14,596 · Filesize: 29.7kb, 83.6kb · Dimensions: 800 x 405 ·
Keywords: Szechuan-Shensi Soviet Republic
Denomination: 2 Jiao (20 Cents)
Reference #: N/A
Date/Mintmark: 1934
Condition: VF - crude w/corrosion
Weight: 5.91 gm; 24 mm
Metal: copper

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