CHINA: Republic, AR "pavillion" dollar, year 10 (1921), Kann-676a, L& M-957, PCGS graded AU Details

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CHINA: Republic, AR  pavillion  dollar, year 10 (1921), Kann-676a, L& M-957, PCGS graded AU Details
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CHINA: Republic, AR dollar, year 10 (1921), Kann-676a, L& M-957, Hsu Shih-chang "Pavilion" type, plain edge without bottom legend variety, small die cud at 5 o'clock on obverse, hand engraved DR. R. G. MILLS on reverse, PCGS graded AU details, RR.

This type was issued to commemorate the succession of Hsu Shih-chang to the office of President in 1918, and in celebration of his 67th birthday.

Dr. Ralph Garfield Mills (1881-1944) of Lincoln, Illinois, was Professor of Pathology and Director of Research at Severance Medical College (now Severance Hospital of the Yonsei University Health System), from 1911 until 1918 in Seoul, Korea. According to the Johns Hopkins University circular "Annual Report of the Johns Hopkins University 1913-14" published in Baltimore, Maryland in 1915, Dr. R. G. Mills, "an instructor in Pathology and Surgery resigned to become Professor of Pathology and Surgery in the new Peking Union Medical College in Peking", China in 1918. He was also listed as the Vice-President of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society in Seoul in 1916. In 1923 Dr. R. G. Mills, was again head of the department of pathology of the Peking Union Medical College and he wrote about the previous year in which "two of the contending war lords whose forces were clashing near Peking retired from the sanguinary scene of their conflict leaving several hundred wounded soldiers in an old temple. The Peking Union Medical College authorities commandeered all the suitable vehicles that could be found and brought the wounded men into the great city hospital." Dr. Ralph G. Mills and his wife, Ethel, served as missionaries in Korea and China.