Weight 40.5 g
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Obverse: Lenin's portrait (very specific, not similar to real Lenin). Round inscription Minted by the Chinese Soviet.
Reverse: Yi Yuan - '1 Dollar'
In the Kann's catalog published fantasy 'Communist Lenin dollar', made from silver. Obverse is similar to above gold coin. Reverse have additional Chinese inscription means '1939 year, 1 Dollar, Labor and Agricultural Bank'.
Thanks to Stephen Tai for the legends reading.
Message from Stephen Tai (07-Jan-02):
Its genuine silver counterparts were made in 1930s - a most difficult time for the Chinese communists, when the Nationalist Government almost pacified them. According to the recent research and authentication, only few pieces of the silver pattern exist, and all the gold ones are fantasies."
Message from Thomas (11-Jan-02):
I received the actual coin today, and upon close inspection of the coin surface, I came to the following conclusions:
Any additional comments on the item would be appreciated.
You can send them to Vladimir Belyaev.