After the founding of the Republic of China after the revolution of 1911, the whole country was in a state of waiting for prosperity. In order to restore economic development, solve military expenditure and improve personal political status, Yuan Shikai ordered the government to issue silver dollar currency, which played a great role in the economic recovery at that time. Because the silver yuan has his profile image, it is also known as "yuan Datou".
On the front of the edition of the third year of the Republic of China is the profile of Yuan Shikai, which lists "three years of the Republic of China". There is no word "Zao" after the word "Nian". In other editions, there is a word "Zao" after the word "Nian". There is a "dot" in the character "Min" in the three-year edition, but there is no "dot" in other editions. The shape of the coin is regular and beautiful.
The Jiahe pattern on the back of the coin shows the thought of establishing a country based on agriculture for thousands of years. The artistic patterns on the coins are carefully designed by famous artists. They are like exquisite works of art, with high artistic value and appreciation value. Therefore, we can not only get the enjoyment of beauty and art, but also understand the social and economic situation, political style and historical background at that time.
"Yuan Datou" is known as the treasure of silver dollar in the field of currency collection. It is the most widely spread and most influential silver coin among nearly 1000 kinds of modern silver coins in China, and also an important role in the reform of modern Chinese currency system. Because it is a kind of physical currency, between people's recognition of precious metals and their strong sense of identity with history and culture, there are not a few people collecting it.