1912, China, Szechuan Province (Military Government). Silver Dollar Coin.
Mint Place: Chengtu
Mint Date: 1912 (Year 1)
Region: Szechuan Province
Reference: L&M-366, Kann 775, Y-456.
Obverse: Two characters within circle, surrounded by 18 circles and 2 rosettes. Four characters above, rosettes at sides.
Reverse: Four characters around large rosette. All within circle of dots. Four characters above, denomination below, rosettes at sides.
Sichuan (known formerly in the West by its postal map spellings of Szechwan or Szechuan) is a province of the People’s Republic of China, located in the southwest of the country. The current name of the province, is an abbreviation "Sì Chuanlù", or "Four circuits of rivers", which is itself abbreviated from "Chuanxiá Sìlù", or "Four circuits of rivers and gorges", named after the division of the existing circuit into four during the Northern Song Dynasty. The capital is Chengdu, a key economic centre of Western China.