The currency of the Republic of China was – at least until 1936, when the government reformed coinage – extremely diverse. All the parties engaged in the civil war issued their own coins. The province of Sichuan, where this coin originated, started to issue its own money shortly after the revolution. The coins had face values from 10 to 200 ch'ien. These modern Chinese copper coins did not have holes any more, and they were no longer cast, but minted. The inscription on this 200-ch'ien-coin is in Chinese and English and reads "200 Cash, Republic of China."