• 5 Jiao 1967-1973, Y# 546, Taiwan, Republic of China
  • 5 Jiao 1967-1973, Y# 546, Taiwan, Republic of China
Obverse

Mayling orchid, the year of the Republic and the state name (Republic of China) below.

The most famous Taiwan orchid was developed by the Shihlin Horicultural Station in suburban Taipei after a cross of Lc. Easter Belle and Lc. Momus Calgoss of 1946. In 1962, this new variety, named the Mayling Orchid for Madame Chiang Kai-shek whose given name is Mayling, won top prize in an international show in San Francisco. It won another award in California the following year and prizes at Nantes, France, in 1965 and at Paris in 1959. The Shihlin Horticultural Station has become famous for this one bloom.

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.

年九十五國民華中

Reverse

Value in Chinese within a border.

角伍

Edge
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 3.4 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Central Mint of China (CMC)

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