June 30, 1998
Obverse: Hung Hsien Yuan Pao
Reverse: Bei Yang Zao - Made in Peiyang|
Er Shi Wen - 20 Wen
Diameter: 37.8 mm
Weight: 14.2 g
Reign title Hung Hsien was adobted in 1915 by Yuan Shih
Kai president of the Peoples Republic of China.
In the Krause and Mishler Standard Catalog of World coins is shown
Hung Hsien Tong Pao and noted that it can be fantasy issue.
E.Kann, Illustrated Catalog of Chinese coins, 1966:
On June 6, 1916, Yuan Shih-kai died, and with him monarchial scheme. As will be seen, gold, silver and copper coins with the confidently expected monarchial title styled HUNG HSIEN, were actually struck in preparation of the auspicious event.