910, China, Manchurian Provinces. Nice Silver 20 Cents.
Mint Date: 1910
Denomination: 20 Cents
Region: Manchurian Provinces
Obverse: Dragon of the Ching empire coiled around fiery ball. Large stars at sides.
Legend: FIRST YEAR OF HSUAN TUNG * MANCURIAN PROVINCES *
Reverse: Chinese characters and mandarin characters within pelleted circle.
Puyi (Wade-Giles: Pu-i; 7 February 1906 – 17 October 1967), of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan, was the last Emperor of China, and the twelfth and final ruler of the Qing Dynasty. Still a child, he ruled as the Xuantong Emperor (Wade-Giles: Hsuan-tung Emperor) from 1908 until his abdication on 12 February 1912, after the successful Xinhai Revolution. From 1 to 12 July 1917 he was briefly restored to the throne as a nominal emperor by the warlord Zhang Xun. In 1934 he was declared the Kangde Emperor (Wade-Giles: Kang-te Emperor) of the puppet state of Manchukuo by the Empire of Japan, and he ruled until the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945. After the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949, Puyi was imprisoned as a war criminal for 10 years, wrote his memoirs, and became a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Puyi’s abdication in 1912 marked the end of millennia of dynastic rule in China and thus he is known throughout the world by the sobriquet "The Last Emperor" of China.