The Sichuan Copper Coin is the currency cast by the local government of Sichuan Province during the late Qing and Beiyang periods. Due to the lack of silver and copper mines in Sichuan Province and the separation of warlords after the Revolution of 1911, the central government’s “Currency Regulations” on the proportion of raw materials for copper coins and the denomination of copper coins were not strictly observed. The circulation of Sichuan copper coins is very large, resulting in high prices and affecting the economy. development of. The Sichuan copper coin was opened in June of the 29th year of Guangxu (1903), and it was gradually withdrawn from circulation in November when the French currency began to flow in November of the Republic of China (1935).
After the Revolution of 1911, the Sichuan Dahan Military Government abolished the Qing Dynasty copper coin template in April 1912 and recast the "Han" copper coin. There were three denominations of 10, 20 and 50. In 1913, it was minted as a 100-character, 200-liter copper coin. In May 1913, the Chongqing Copper Bureau was completed. After entering the Beiyang era, the warlords were separated, the current situation was turbulent, and the price of copper was high. So the Sichuan Mint took a way to reduce the weight and increase the face value for personal gain. Since 1914, the special cast has been 100 articles and 200 bronzes.
Sichuan copper coins in the early Republic of China. In the middle of the coin, there is a "Sichuan Copper Coin" with 4 characters. The middle is the Begonia flower pattern. The upper eyebrow has the words "made by the military government", the lower part is the currency value, and there is a circle in the middle of the back. There is a "Han" character in the circle. There are 18 small circles around the circle, which symbolizes the independent 18-line province. The upper part is the "first year of the Republic of China", which is 10, 20, and 50.
In April of the first year of the Republic of China, the Sichuan Chengdu Mint was ordered by the military government to replace the former Qinglong copper bronze old model and the new version of the bronze medal of the Republic of China. Officially opened the founding of the military government to create Sichuan copper coins, and mold-casting "the military government made Sichuan copper coins" (also known as the "Han" copper coin). At the beginning of the casting, only ten coins and twenty texts were issued. In May of the same year, It was also added as a kind of fifty-five. In that year, it was planned to cast more than 60.55 million pieces of Tongwen copper, more than 12.47 million pieces of twenty-two bronzes, and more than 9.35 million pieces of copper. In the Republic of China, in addition to continuing to cast ten articles and two In addition to the ten-character and fifty-five bronzes, it has also increased the number of bronzes with a weight of five yuan and eight cents. Therefore, one hundred copper coins are extremely precious, and the market value is even more expensive.