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Description

Sun Yat-sen (1866–1925) was the founding father of the Republic of China. The first provisional president of the Republic of China, Sun was a Chinese medical doctor, writer, philosopher, Georgist, calligrapher, and revolutionary. As the foremost pioneer and first leader of a Republican China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China (ROC) and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty (the last imperial dynasty of China) during the years leading up to the Xinhai Revolution. He was appointed to serve as Provisional President of the Republic of China when it was founded in 1912. He later co-founded the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party of China), serving as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and he remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Obverse

Bust of Sun Yat-sen left, surrounded by the inscription "The founding father Sun Yat-sen celebrates his 100th birthday" above and November 12th (the day of birth of Sun Yat-sen), the 54th year of the Republic and the state name (Republic of China) below.

Following the Chinese imperial tradition of using the sovereign's era name and year of reign, official Republic of China documents use the Republic system of numbering years in which the first year was 1912, the year of the founding of the Republic of China.

念紀辰誕年百生先山中孫父國
日二十月一十年四十五國民華中

Reverse

Value between flying crane (top, looking to the right), stylized plants and deer (below) running through stylized vegetation.

圓佰壹

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.750
Weight 22.35 g
Diameter 36 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Central Mint of China (CMC)

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