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    Phenomenal 1927 Sun-Yat-sen Gold Memento Dollar

    Republic of China. Gold Memento Dollar ND (1927) MS63 NGC, Kann-1553, L&M-unlisted in gold(type of L&M-49), KM-unlisted in gold (type of KM-Y318a.1). Obv. Bust of Sun Yat-sen left. Rev. Value (One Yuan) in circle with English legend, MEMENTO-BIRTH OF REPUBLIC OF CHINA. Brilliant golden mint luster, with well defined devices, and surfaces free of all but the most insignificant imperfections. An extremely rare gold presentation issue and the first example of this type we have seen. This appears to be the only example of this type certified by either NGC or PCGS. In April of 1927, the national government moved from Canton to Nanking. An immediate decision was made to discontinue minting the popular Yuan-Shih-kai Dollars and replace them with a Dollar depicting Dr. Sun Yat-sen. After some discussion, it was decided to use the design from the 1912 Memorial Dollar, with slight modifications, mainly on the reverse. Large quantities were minted in silver between 1927 and 1932, as well as a tiny number of gold presentation pieces.

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