China Silver Dollar 1933 Dr. Sun Yet Sen. Graded By NGC: UNC Details.

This Republican silver coinage can be considered the new coinage introduced in China by the successful Tung-Meng-Hui (Revolutionary Alliance) led by Dr. Sun Yat Sen in 1911 against the Manchu rule. In march of 1933 the new central mint in Shanghai began producing the standard 1933 Sun Yat Sen silver coin. These coins have a boat on the reverse.

Dickson Niew's Collection.Obverse.

The obverse of this silver coin has Sun Yat Sen's effigy in profile looking toward the left with 8 Chinese characters above meaning: 22nd Year of the Republic.( the date ).

Dickson Niew's Collection.Reverse.
The reverse shows a sail boat with 2 Chinese characters one on the left and one on the right meaning One Yuan (1$) this coin is known as the "Junk Dollar".

There is a similar silver coin dated 1932 ( 21st year of the republic ) The obverse is the same as the 1933 issue but  the reverse shows the sail boat but with rays of the risen sun and 3 geese flying over the sails of the boat.

This silver coin was to be the standard issue but it was decided by the Chinese authorities that the risen sun was to similar to the Japanese emblem and that the 3 geese resembled Japanese Zeros ( War Planes). 2,260,000 of these coins were struck in 1932 at the central mint in Shanghai of these 51,000 coins entered circulation before it was decided to stop this issue the remaining coins were melted to make the new 1933 issue.The 1933 issue was also short lived. The new currency reform law of 1933 called for all silver coins to be returned to the banks and exchanged for paper currency. All silver coins were melted and the silver sold abroad with the revenue going for China defenses mainly against the Japanese.



  1. Look like you need to return this coin to China Authority. Give it to me and I will send it to them.... ["p]
    Nice collection bro.

  2. Hi Dickson,
    Love these big silver coins esp the 1932 specimens.
    Looks like not many of these are around anymore esp the geese/zero fighters/rising sun ones.
    Congratz Dickson ;)

  3. Hi Lunaticg,
    Sure,give to you and you will send back to China!?
    Speak to me in Chinese first loh!Haha!
    Do your "Dragon Kit" email or sms you or Zezebel to inform his Dad or Mum when is he arriving!?Hehe!

    Best wishes!

    1. hey...i have this coin...same with in the picture

  4. Whycollect,
    So far I saw these the geese/zero fighters/rising sun China Silver Dollars from the Auction catalouge only!

  5. Hi Dickson,
    Yes, we too.
    This coin is so rich in history.
    Arg, if only they are readily available, haha.
    Thanks again, Dickson ;D

  6. Whycollect,
    To own one of them,you must be enriched with hyper vitamin "M"!Haha!

  7. Hi Dickson,
    Ya, maybe got to eat more M&Ms haha.
    Phew, better go for our local coins then.
    No need so much headache la, haha.
    Even the 20 cents featuring Dr Sun Yat Sen silver coins once plentiful are now not so commonly seen.
    Hehe, luckily managed to sapu some many years ago.
    Nowadays, anything classical and in high grades seems to be uncommon ;D

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