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Description

Chiang Kai-shek (1887–1975), also known as Generalissimo Chiang or Chiang Chungcheng and romanized as Chiang Chieh-shih or Jiang Jieshi, was a politician and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and then in exile in Taiwan. He was recognized by much of the world as the head of the legitimate government of China until the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Obverse

Chiang Kai-shek bust left, surrounded by the inscription "President Chiang Kai-shek's 80th Birthday" above and "Central Bank of China" below.

蔣總統八秩華誕
中央銀行

Reverse

Value, inscription below: October 31st (the day of birth of Chiang Kai-shek), the 55th year of the Republic and the state name (Republic of China).

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.

圓壹
日一十三月十年五十五國民華中

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Central Mint of China (CMC)

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