Taiwan coin dating
The date is indicated by the emperor's era name (using its Kanji symbols) followed by the year of the emperor's reign.
For example, 1989 was the first year for the current Heisei era (under Emperor Kinjo, or Akihito), so coins minted that year would contain the symbol for the Heisei era (平成) and the symbol for 1 (一). It begins with the symbols for the era name (see the list above), followed by the era year, and ends with the symbol for year (年).
Calculating the Gregorian Date Once you know the era name and year, you can calculate the Gregorian year using the era table above.
Take the era's starting year, add the era year, and subtract 1.
Here are what the Standard Catalog lists as better dates.
Values after the dates are for coins in well preserved condition.
To find them, you first have to figure out how to read the dates. Dates are expressed as years elapsed from a base date.
For example, 11 is not written 一一 (1 1) - it is 十一 (10 1, or 10 1). 20 is 二十 (2 10, or 2 * 10), and 22 is 二十二 (2 10 2, or 2 * 10 2).While most coins are read right-to-left, some need to be read left-to-right (counter-clockwise).The symbol for year (年) is always at the end of the date, so if you see it at the left-hand end of a number, read it from right-to-left; if you see it at the right-hand end, read it left-to-right.Coins with more wear are worth much less.5 FEN YEAR 28: 5 FEN YEAR 25 WITH CHARACTERS (e.g., p'ing) AT PORTRAIT: 010 FEN YEAR 25 NON-MAGNETIC: 10 FEN YEAR 31: 050 FEN YEAR 32: Coin: 16087, Genre: The Sinosphere, Timeline: World Created (yyyymm): 201311, Last review: 201510 Appearance: Normal round coin Metallic gray Letters: Chinese style Years: sort: 1936, filter: 1936 to 1942 Image: china_10_fen_1936Original inquiry: on front: bust of a bald headed chinese man with 8 chinese characters over him.Chiang Kai-Shek is on the front of this 1 dollar (1 yuan) coin from Taiwan.