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20 Cents, China, 1932

20 Cents, China, 1932

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 cent coin,
China, 1932
Obverse Image: Star over hammer and sickle on globe in wheat stalks surrounded by pearled border, Chinese text above.
Obverse Text: [Needs Translation]
Reverse Image: Denomination surrounded by Chinese text and pearled circle.
Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]
[[Obverse Text]] 毎五枚當一圓[[Transliteration]] MEI / WU / MEI / DANG / YUAN [[Translation]] Every five pieces as a circle
[[Reverse Text]] 貳角, 中華蘇維埃共和國,公曆一九三二年 [[Transliteration]] ER / JIAO; ZHONG / HUA / SU / WEI / AI / GONG / HE / GUO, GONG / LI / YI / JIU / SAN / ER / NIAN [[Translation]] fifth yuan; Chinese Soviet Republic, Gregorian calendar, 1932
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 24 mm; 15/16 in
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Credit Line
Olga E. Raymond in memory of Wayte Raymond
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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