Szechuan-Shensi Soviet dollar with Large Solid Stars (Y513.5) - obverse

Szechuan-Shensi Soviet dollar with Large Solid Stars (Y513.5) – obverse

Szechuan-Shensi Soviet dollar with Large Solid Stars (Y513.5) -reverse

Szechuan-Shensi Soviet dollar with Large Solid Stars (Y513.5) – reverse

This month, a reader from Canada contacted me for a free appraisal. He had a beautifully toned, authentic Y513.5 Szechuan-shensi Soviet dollar with large solid stars.

While not as rare as the Soviet dollar with large decorative stars presented in the article below, this is still a very scarce coin.

It was brought to Canada by his grandparents in 1936. They had traveled to China as missionaries and left just as the Sino-Japanese war started. I helped this reader to sell his coin to a Chinese coins collector, and almost a century later, this beautiful Chinese coin has found its way back home to the Szechuan province.

I wish 国庆节快乐 to our Chinese readers!

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