Chiao: coin from Empire of Manchuria; 1/10 yuan


1 chiao, 1934: Empire of Manchuria

1 chiao, 1934: Empire of Manchuria

Manchukuo (State of Manchuria prior to 1934 + Empire of Manchuria after 1934) — a puppet state of the Empire of Japan in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia (1932-1945).

Ruler: Puyi (溥仪) — nominal Emperor of Manchukuo.

Date on coin: 1 /the Japanese installed Puyi as Head of State in 1932, and two years later he was declared Emperor of Manchukuo with the era name of Kangde (era of "Tranquility and Virtue"; 1934 was the 1st year of this new local calendar)/.

壹 角: one chiao.

The denomination of the coin is indicated inside the graphic composition, which inside the strict geometric ornament contains the image of value pearl and two mythical dragons.

國洲滿大: Great Manchukuo (hieroglyphs are read from right to left — 大滿洲國).

年元德康: The first year of Kangde era (康德元年).

Lotus flower.

Two five-pointed stars.

  • Copper-nickel: 23 mm - 5.03 g
  • Reference price: 10.2$

COIN CHIAO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. JAPANESE PUPPET STATES IN CHINA (1933-1943) — Manchukuo, Mengjiang...: chiao = 100 li = 10 fen = 1/10 yuan

CHIAO as coin name.
In its essence, the chiao coin can be considered a variant of the much more famous and somewhat older Chinese jiao coin.
After studying a number of numismatic catalogs, it is possible to ascertain the fact of the existence of only a relatively small number (less than 20 pieces) of chiao coin types.
All known chiao coins belong to the section "Japanese puppet states in China" 1933-1943. The most common are the corresponding coins of Manchukuo (a puppet state of the Empire of Japan in Northeast China).
It is interesting that for both chiao and jiao the denomination was indicated by the same character — 角. However, the names are written differently in Latin script (I suspect that due to the language differences of the issuers).