½ Yuan "Fat Man dollar" type

Features

Issuer Republic of China
Period Republic (1912-1949)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 3 (1914)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value ½ Yuan (0.5)
Currency Yuan (1912-1948)
Composition Silver (.700)
Weight 13.60 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 22877
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Y# 328,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.
Kann# 655,
Eduard Kann; 2006. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins / Volume 1. Chinese Coins up to 1911. Ishi Press International, Bronx, New York, United States.
And 2 more volumes.
L&M# 64
Lin Gwo Ming, Ma Tak Wo; 2008. Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins (7th edition). Tak Wo Numismatic, Hong Kong.

Obverse

Bust of Yuan Shikai facing left with Chinese ideograms above.

Lettering: 年三國民華中

Translation: Year 3 of the Republic of China

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

Reverse

Two Chinese ideograms within wreath with more above.

Lettering:
圓一當枚二每

Translation:
2 pieces for 1 Yuan
1/2 Yuan

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

Edge

Reeded.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
3 (1914)  年三

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