Rev: Shanghai Mint
Attracted to magnet: Yes
All of the Y#349 coins were supposed to have been minted in pure nickel at the Shanghai Mint;
However, in 1936 a warlord had the Tientsin Mint produce about one million 10 Cent pieces of heavily alloyed nickel;
The result is that the Shanghai pieces are attracted to a magnet while the Tientsin pieces are not.
Country Republic of China
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 25-28 (1936-1939)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 10 Fen (0.1)
Currency Yuan (1912-1948)
Weight 4.52 g
Diameter 21 mm
References Y# 349
Bust of Sun Yat-sen facing left with Chinese ideograms above and surrounded by a decorative border.
Lettering: 年八十二/ 七十二/ 五十二 國民華中
Translation: Year 28 of the Republic of China
Ancient Chinese spade money with one Chinese ideogram on either side and surrounded by a decorative border.