I have a coin believed to be Sun Yat Sen that I can not find anywhere online. From the information I received from a cousin, who studied Chinese, is that the symbols are believed to be Taiwanese. What I believe to be the front of the coin has the image of Sun Yat Sen facing forawrd with 7 symbols above and then 1 each to the left and right of the face. The back has a building with garden and a small rectangular box center above the building with symbols inside as well. The back also has a border going around the outside of the coin. Any information you can provide along with value would be greatly appreciated.
This is a fantasy 1 yuan of the Republic of China; a modern piece that is not official money and is not silver like genuine 1 yuan coins that it is modeled after. It does not have collectible value other than as a novelty item. I have attached a picture for your confirmation that we are talking about the same thing.
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That would be the one. Even though I'm disappointed it's not an actual coin, I appreciate the information you were able to provide and the quick response. Thanks a lot.
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