1 Yuan / 1 Dollar China Silver Yuan Shikai (1859 - 1916)

1914, China, Yuan Shih-Kai. Large Silver Yuan Dollar Coin. VF-

Mint Date: 1914 (Year 3).
Region: China (Republic).
Reference: L&M 63, KM-329.
Denomination: Dollar (1 Yuan)
Mint Place: Tiensin, Nanking or Wuchang.
Weight: 26.64gm
Diameter: 39mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Uniformed bust of Yaan Shih-kai left. Six characters above.

Reverse: Chinese characters (denomination) within wreath.

Yuan Shikai (also named after birthplace Yuan Xiangcheng) ( 16 September 1859 – 6 June 1916) was an important Chinese general and politician famous for his influence during the late Qing Dynasty, his role in the events leading up to the abdication of the last Qing Emperor of China, his autocratic rule as the first President of the Republic of China, and his short-lived attempt to revive the Chinese monarchy, with himself as the "Great Emperor of China".

With Yuan’s death, China was left without any generally recognized central authority and the army quickly fragmented into forces of combating warlords. For this reason he is usually called the Father of the Warlords.

However, it is not accurate to attribute other characteristics of warlordism as his preference, since in his career as a military reformer he had attempted to create a modern army based on the Japanese model.

Throughout his lifetime, he demonstrated understanding of how staff work, military education, and regular transfers of officer personnel came together to make a modern military organisation. After his return to power in 1911, however, he seemed willing to sacrifice this ideal in his imperial ambitions, and instead ruled by a combination of violence and bribery that destroyed the idealism of the early Republican movement.

Since those who opposed Yuan could do so only from a territorial military base, Yuan’s career as president and emperor contributed greatly to China’s subsequent political division and also initiated the warlord era that troubled China for the next 10 to 20 years.

In the CCTV Production Towards the Republic, Yuan is portrayed through most of his early years as an able administrator, although a very skilled manipulator of political situations. His self-proclamation of Emperor was seen as largely under the influence of external forces, such as his son, prince Yuan Keding.

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CHINA Republik Yuan Shi-Kai. Dollar 1914. 26.79 g. Kann 645. Dav. 225. Vorzüglich-gutes vorzüglich.

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CHINA Republik Yuan Shi-Kai. Dollar 1914. 26.63 g. Kann 645. KM 329. Dav. 225. Vorzüglich-FDC.

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CHINA Republik Yuan Shi-Kai. Dollar 1914. 26.82 g. Kann 645. KM 329. Dav. 225. Vorzüglich-FDC.

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Chinese Republic for Tibet (c. early 1950s), Yuan Shikai Dollar, 26.32g, dated 3rd year of the Republic, rev. closed "triangle" in the upper part of the character for yuan (KM 329var), very fine

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Foreign Coins and Medals. China , Republic, dollar, year 10 (1921), bust of Yuan Shih-kai l., rev. two characters within wreath (KM.Y329.6; L&M.79), in plastic holder, graded by NGC as Almost Uncirculated 55 £100-120

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