Taiwan NT10$ Coin: Dr. Sun Yat Sen

A friend of mine showed me an unusual 10NT$ coin. At first, I thought it was a just another shiny coin, but upon close inspection, I found that it’s a bit different. The coin on the left is the regular 10NT$, the coin on the right is the shiny “unusual” one.

On the “face” side, the portraits are different too

The one on the left (the regular 10NT$) is Chiang Kai Shek. The one on the right (the shiny one) is Dr. Sun Yat Sen. I checked up the website of Taiwan’s Central Bank but did not find any information on this particular coin.
From the looks of it, it looks like a commemorative coin for the 90th anniversary of the Republic of China because it shows the date 1911-2001 (but it’s already 2008, now I’m confused!).

This, most likely, is a new coin because it has the security features of the 50NT$ coin (see below):

Anyway, I have yet to find any other information about this coin on the web. I’ll try to ask my Taiwanese friends if they’re familiar with it…

Scott Hunter

Scott Hunter

Scott Hunter is not your average tourist. He is a lover of tourism! This website is dedicated to his love for all things Taiwan. Ten years ago, he left his native USA and set out to trek as far as Asia and to many major Asian cities but ended up loving Taiwan. The beauty of the island and its rich cultural history are what drive Scott's passion even more to help others experience a memorable stay in Taiwan. This tourist is here to stay.