Coins of the Republic of China are an important category, not only recorded the stories of various historical periods, reflecting the monetary system at that time, the main varieties of the Republic of China copper yuan. China is the last country to end the silver-based currency system, the military government "Han" word large copper coins, in the history and military have been well documented, has a deeper meaning, with the changes of the times, will eventually be called a collection of rare cultural relics.
The military government made Sichuan copper coins from June 1903, until November 1935, the French currency in circulation before gradually withdrawing from circulation. In 1900, a round, holeless copper coin (copper yuan) was cast in Guangdong. The following year, imitations were permitted in the coastal provinces along the river. Sichuan Province in Chengdu set up the Sichuan Copper Yuan Bureau, minted when five, when ten-text copper coins, in July when the 20-wen copper coins. In April 1912, the qing copper coin template was abolished and the "Han" word copper yuan was recast, with three face values: 10, 20 and 50. In 1913, a copper coin of 100 and 200 articles was added. Because the reverse of the copper coin in the central circle for a book "Han" word, "Han" word bottom has dozens of straight lines, so also known as "Han" word copper yuan.
Sichuan Confucian day game had the honor to obtain two military government Sichuan copper coins, the front text for Sichuan copper coins four words, the middle is decorated with sea otter pattern, the upper edge of the book "military government made" four words, the lower edge for the money when a hundred words, marked the value of the currency. Decorate a flower star pattern from left to right. On the upper edge of the back are the six words of the Year of the Republic of China. There is a circle in the center, in which the book is written in a Chinese word. There were eighteen small circles outside the circle, representing the eighteen provinces at that time, and eighteen circles surrounding the word "Han", meaning that the people of the eighteen provinces united to fight together.
The currency issued by the military government in Sichuan is intended to raise military funds and maintain government expenditure, so it is of great historical significance. Because the ancient coins are not issued, the existing quantity is rare, coupled with people's lives at that time are inextricable, in the study of the economic history of countries, diplomatic history, etc. , are extremely important historical materials, so it has a high collection and archaeological value. The military government's construction of Sichuan copper coin represents the modern monetary culture of China, reflects the rise and fall of China's modern history, economy and finance, has a high value of art ornamental and cultural relics, but also has a certain function of preservation and appreciation.