Yuan Datou was one of the main currency in circulation during the Republic of China. "Yuan Datou" is the spoken name of Yuan Shikai series coins, which is strictly called "Yuan Shikai statue carrying Jiahe silver coins". In order to rectify the currency system and standardize the silver coin, the Beiyang government promulgated Article 13 of the State currency regulations in February 1914, and decided to implement the silver standard system. The State currency regulations stipulate: "the unit with the price of six cents and eight percent of pure silver in Kuping shall be named Yuan.
Collection name: Republic of China for three years
Diameter: 38.89cm weight: 26.79g
In the Republic of China, in order to unify the currency system, the National Government stipulated that the silver coin was the standard coin, because the coin was printed with the head of Yuan Shikai, so it was called "Yuan Daotou". This collection is the Republic of China three years the coin shape is complete, the outline is clear, the layout picture and the text is profound and regular, the texture is profound, forms a kind of exquisite three-dimensional feeling between the concave and convex orderly texture, very beautiful, in addition, the coin surface is rich and natural, the color is moist oil light, presents the unique historical age feeling, adds a few rich historical charm, very appreciative; Moreover, coins, as circulating items, have a high degree of preciseness in casting, so coins like this are extremely rare.
Yuan Daotou a dollar silver coin, the total weight of seven dollars two cents, silver 89, copper one by one, "there is no limit to the number of silver coins," that is, a dollar of silver coins as the unlimited amount of the standard loan currency. According to this regulation, in December 1914 and February 1915, a silver coin was cast by the Mint and Jiangnan Mint, and the face of the coin was engraved with Yuan Shikai's head portrait, commonly known as "Yuan Tou coin" or "Yuan Dadou".
The casting span from 1914 to 1929, the total circulation is more than 750 million. The series weighs 26.6 g, 13.3 g, 5.3 g and 2.6 g, respectively, and the color is 89.1%, 84.5%, 80.4% and 82.5%, respectively. the outer ring of the coin is mainly straight tooth edge, in addition, it is also cast with a small number of I-shaped edges and lace edges. In today's collection market is even more rare, whether rare or artistic, all have higher collection value, worthy of collection!