Yuan's big head was one of the main currency in circulation during the republic of China period.The beiyang government, in order to rectify the currency system and draw a silver coin, promulgated article 13 of the national currency regulation in February, 1914, and decided to implement the silver standard system.According to the regulations of the state currency, "a unit of six cents and four cents and eight per cent of pure silver in kuping shall be named as round", "a dollar coin shall weigh seven cents and two cents in total, eight cents in silver and nine cents in copper", and "an unlimited amount of a dollar coin shall be used", that is to say, a dollar coin shall be used as a standard coin for unlimited legal compensation.According to this regulation, in December 1914 and February 1915, successively by the coinage general factory and jiangnan mint opened a dollar silver coin, currency engraved yuan shikai head, commonly known as "yuan head" or "yuan head".
"Yuan big head" represents China's modern monetary culture, reflects the rise and fall of China's modern history, economy and finance and vicissitudes, with high artistic appreciation value and cultural relic value, as well as a certain value preservation and appreciation function.At present the folk keeps "yuan big head" the number is not too much already, and silver belongs to precious metal, collect risk lesser, suit investment and collect very much.There are many different versions of yuan shikai silver COINS minted in the republic of China. The patterns on the front are basically the same, but the patterns and details on the back are different.
This collection of yuan's head in three years edition front for yuan shikai profile, listed above "three years of the republic of China."After the word "year" there is no "made" word, other version of the "year" after the word "year" there is a "made" word.The three-year version of the "people" character has a "point", and the other version of the "people" character has no "point".Casting less edition have: "O" mark version, coarse hair version, triangular round version, open shell version, plus casting "gansu" two word version, back double star version, big beard version, big ear version.
The silver coin front is yuan shikai profile, listed on the "three years of the republic of China" six characters, dignified and neat font, tall and handsome;The back is decorated with jiahe grain, left and right interaction, under the tie belt, cast "one circle" words.The design of the whole coin is simple but elegant, simple and generous, which has been passed down to this day through long years, with the trace of history, adding aesthetic feeling.Its form is neat, design is clear, quality of a material is fine, money is delicate and handsome, inscription font is deep jun, it is a good coin treasure, worth collecting.