By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger
It has been just a few weeks since our April Hong Kong Showcase Auction ended, and already our world numismatic team is eagerly preparing for our next Hong Kong Auction this August! Each week we will highlight an item from the auction and this week we preview a very rare gold medal commemorating Li Yuan Hung, who served as the third president of the Republic of China. Li Yuan Hung first served as vice president to Sun Yat-sen and vice president to Yuan Shih-kai. He was then elected president of the Republic of China after Yuan Shih-kai’s death. Nearly five years later, he would return to the office and unsuccessfully attempt to counteract the government corruption of the Warlords Era.