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  World Paper Money Catalog and History



中国纸币和纸币
China banknotes
China paper money catalog and Chinese currency history

Pick # Date
EMPIRE
AA2-10 1368-99
20, 300, 1.000 cash
A1-8 1853-59
500, 1.000, 1.500, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 50.000, 100.000 cash
A9-13 1853-59
1, 3, 5 10, 50 Tael
- General Bank of Communications
A14-9 1909 1, 5 10 dollars; Canton, Hankow, Kaifeng, Shanghai, Swatow, Wusih or Yingkow Branch
- Hu Pu Bank
A24 1905 1 dollar
A25-35 (1909) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 50, 100, 500 Teals
- Imperial Bank of China
A36-8 1898 1, 5, 10 dollars; Canton Branch
A39-44 1898 5 mace, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 tales; Peking Branch
A39-44 1898 5 mace, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 tales; Peking Branch
A45-50 1898 1/2, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 tales; Sanghai Branch
A51-54A 1898 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars; Shanghai Branch
A55-55A 1904 5, 10 dollars
- Imperial Chinese Railways
A56 1895 1 dollar; Peiyang Branch
A57-61 1895 1, 5, 10 dollars; Shanghai Branch
- Ningpo Commercial Bank
A61A-D 1909 1, 2, 5, 10 dollars
- Ta Ch'ing Government Bank
A62-75 1906 1, 5, 10 dollars; Chinanfu, Fengtien, Foochow, Hangchow, Hankow, Hunan, Kaifong, Kalgan, Kwangchow, Peking, Shanghai, Tientsin, Urga, Wuhu, Yingkow, Yunnan Branch
A76-78B 1909 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars
A79-82 (1910) 1, 5, 10, 100 dollars
- Ta Ch'ing Government Bank, Shansi
A83-83J (1911) 1, 3, 100, 1.000 tales


REPUBLIC
- Agricultural Bank of Four Provinces
A84-87 (1933)
10, 20, 20, 50 cents, 1 dollar
A88-90 (1933) 1, 5, 10 dollar; ovpt on Hupeh Provincial Bank
A91A-91E 1934 10, 20 cents, 1 dollar
- Agricultural and Industrial Bank
A92-5, A99-101, A105-6 1927
10, 10, 20, 20, 20, 50 cents, 1, 5, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10 dollars
A96-7, A103--4 1927
1, 1, 10, 10 Yuan
A107-11 1932
10, 20 cents, 1, 5, 10 Yuan
A112 1934 1 Yuan
- Bank of Agriculture and Industrce
A113-7 1921 1, 5, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
A117A-B 1922 1, 5 dollars
A117C-D 1922 1, 5 Yuan
A118-20 1926 1, 5, 10 Yuan
- China Silk and Tea Industrial Bank
A120A-C 1927
1, 5, 10 dollars
- China and South Sea Bank
A121-23B 1921
1, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
A124-5 1924 5, 10 Yuan
A126-31 1927
1, 5, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
A132-3 1931-2 1, 5 Yuan
- Commercial Bank of China
A133A-C (1913) 1, 5, 10 dollars; ovpt on Imperial Bank of China
A134-8 1920 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 Teals
1-8 1920
1, 1, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 50, 100 dollars
9-10 1920
5, 10 dollars
11 1929 1 dollar
12-13A 1929 1, 1, 1 dollar
14-5 1932
5, 10 dollars
- Bank of China
16-8 (1912) 1, 5, 10 dollars; ovpt on Ta Ching Government Bank
25-7 1912
1, 5, 10 dollars
29--29A (1913) 5, 10 dollars; ovpt on Provincial Bank of Kwantung
30-32B 1913 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars
32C 1913 1 dollar; ovpt on Chihli
33-35B 1914
1, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
36--7 1914 20, 50 cents
37D-F 1915 1, 5, 10 dollars
37J-N 1917 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars
38-40 1917 1, 5, 10 dollars; Tientsin
41-45 1917 5, 10, 10, 20, 50 cents
46-46A (1918)
5, 10 fen
47 1918 2 Tiao
48-54C 1918 10, 0, 50 cents, 1, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 10, 50, 50, 100, 100 dollars
56-60 1919
10, 50 coppers, 1, 5, 10 Yuan
61 1920 100 coppers
62 1924 10 Yuan
63-65 1913
10, 20, 50 cents
65A-C 1925 1, 5, 10 dollars; ovpt Mukden, Manchuria
65E-F 1925 5, 10 dollars
66 1926
5 Yuan
67-9 1930
1, 5, 10 dollars
70 1931
5 Yuan
71 1934
1, 1, 5, 5, 10 Yuan
74-5 1935 1, 10 Yuan
76-7 1935
1, 5 Yuan
78 1936
1 Yuan
79-81 1937
1, 5, 10 Yuan
81A-C 1939 1, 5, 10 Yuan
82-88 1940
10, 20 cents 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 Yuan
89-97 1941
10, 20 cents, 1, 5, 5, 10, 10, 100, 500 Yuan
98-100 1942
50, 500, 1.000 Yuan
- Bank of Communications
102-9 1912 50, 100, 500, 1.000 cents, 1, 1, 5, 10, 100 dollars
110-11C (1913) 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars
112-20 (1914)
5 fen, 1, 2, 5 Chiao, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
121-22B 1915 50, 100, 500, 1.000 cents
123-24A 1917 10, 20, 50 cents
125-7 1919 1, 5, 10 Yuan
128-30B 1920 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
131-3 1923 1, 5, 10 dollars
134-7 1924 1, 5, 10, 20 Yuan
138-9 1925
10, 20 cents
140-44 1927
5, 10, 10, 20, 50 cents
145-47C 1945 1, 1, 1, 1, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 10, 10, Yuan
148 1931
1 Yuan
149-51 (1935) 1, 5, 10 Yuan; ovpt on National Industrial Bank of China
152 1935 1 Yuan; ovpt
153-5 1935
1, 5, 10 Yuan
156-63 1941
5, 5, 10, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 Yuan
164-5 1942
50, 100 Yuan
165A-D (1949) 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000 Yuan; cashier's check
166 (1949) 1.000 gold Yuan; cashier's check
- Central Bank of China
167-9 (1928)
10, 20, 50 coppers
170 (1928) 5 dollars; ovpt
171-9A 1923
1, 1, 1, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 10, 50, 50, 50, 100, 100 dollars
180-A 1923 5, 10 dollars; commemorative issue ovpt "death of Sun Yat Sen"
1981 (1926) 1 dollar; ovpt on Bank of Kiangsi
182-4B 1926 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars
185-7 1926 1, 5, 10 dollars; military issue
189-2 1927 1, 2, 5 Chiao
193-4 (1924)
10, 20 cents
195-9 1926
1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars
200 1926
5 dollars
202-5 (1931)
10, 20, 25, 50 cents
206 1934 1 dollar; ovpt
205B-8 1935 10, 20 cents, 1, 5, 10 Yuan
209-11 1936
1, 1, 1 Yuan; printer CHB
212-4 1936
1, 1, 5, 10 Yuan; printer TDLR
216-21 1936
1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 Yuan; printer W&S
222-3 1937
5, 10 Yuan
224-5 1939
1, 5 cents
225A 1939
5 cents; pass for Nanking Military Government
226-9 1940
10, 20 cents, 10, 50 Yuan
230-43 1941
2, 2, 2, 5, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 10, 20, 50, 100 Yuan
244-53 1942
5, 10, 10, 10, 20, 100, 100, 500, 1.000, 2.000 Yuan
254 1943
100 Yuan
255-61 1944
50, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100 Yuan
262-9 1944
200, 400, 500, 500, 500, 500, 1.000, 1.000 Yuan
269A-77 1945
5, 5, 10, 10, 10, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50 Yuan
277A-86 1945
100, 100, 100, 200, 400, 400, 500, 500, 500, 500, 500 Yuan
287-98 1945
1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000 Yuan
299-306 1945
2.000, 2.000, 2.000, 2.000, 2.500, 2.500, 5.000, 5.000 Yuan
307 1946
2.000 Yuan
308-13 1947
2.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000 Yuan
314-22A 1947
10.000, 10.000, 10.000, 10.000, 10.000, 10.000, 10.000, 10.000, 50.000, Yuan
- - - Custom Gold Units issues
323-32 1930
10, 20 cents, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500 custom gold units
333-4 1947
100, 500 custom gold units
335-9 1947
500, 500, 1.000, 1.000 custom gold units
340-6 1947
2.000, 2.000, 2.000, 2.000, 2.000, 2.500, 2.500 custom gold units
347-55 1947
5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 10.000, 10.000 custom gold units
357-62 1948
2.000, 2.500, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000, 5.000 custom gold units
363--67 1948
10.000, 10.000, 10.000, 25.000, 25.000, 25.000 custom gold units
368-74 1948
50.000, 50.000, 50.000, 50.000, 50.000, 50.000, 50.000, 250.000 custom gold units
- - - 9 Northeastern Provinces issues
375-80 1945
1, 5, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 Yuan
381--86 1947-8
500, 1.000, 2.000, 2.000, 5.000, 5.000, 10.000 Yuan
- - - Gold Yuan issues
387-94 1945
1, 5, 5, 10, 20, 50, 50, 100 Yuan
395-6 1946
10, 20, 50 cents
396A-407 1948
10, 50, 50 cents, 10, 20, 20, 50, 50, 50, 50, 100, 100 Yuan
408-17 1949
100, 500, 500, 1.000, 1.000, 1.000, 5.000, 5.000, 10.000, 10.000 Yuan
418-27 1949
50.000, 50.000, 50.000, 100.000, 100.000, 500.000, 500.000, 500.000, 1.000.000, 5.000.000 Yuan
- - - Silver Yuan issues
428-38A 1949
1, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 10, 20, 20, 50, 50, 50 cents
439-49 1949
1, 1, 1, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 10, 100 Yuan
- - - branch checks issues
449-F 1949
50.000 - 10.000.000 Yuan; Shanghai
449G-X 1948
100.000 - 180.000.000 Yuan; Changchung
449Z 1949 5.000 - 10.000.000 Yuan; Chengtu
449AF-50N 1949 20.000 - 500.000 Yuan; Foochow
450O-P 1945-7 100.000 - 300.000 Yuan; Kunming
450Q-S 1948 100.000 - 5.000.000 Yuan; Mukden
450T 1944 5.000 Yuan; Yibin
- Farmers Bank of China
451-3A 1927
10, 20 cents, 1, 1 Yuan
454 1927 20 cents
455-9 1935
10, 20 cents, 1, 1, 5, 10 Yuan
460 1936
50 cents
461-2 1940
10, 10, 20 cents
463-5 (1940)
1, 10, 20 Yuan
467-8 (1940) 5, 10 Yuan; ovpt on Hupeh Provincial Bank
469 (1940) 1 Yuan; ovpt on Bank of Kwangtun Province
470-1 (1940)
5, 10 Yuan; ovpt on Hupeh Provincial Bank
472-3 (1940) 50, 100 Yuan; ovpt on Szechuan Provincial Bank
474-8 1941
1, 5, 50, 100, 500 Yuan
479-80 1942
50, 100 Yuan
480A-2 1943
5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
483-4 1945 500, 1.000 Yuan; cashers check
- Great Northwestern Bank
485-90 1924
10, 20, 50 cents, 1, 5, 10 dollars
- Industrial Development Bank of China
491-96B 1921
1, 1, 5, 5, 10, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
497-8 1927 10, 20 cents
499-500 1928 10, 10, 20 cents
- Land Bank of China
501-3 1926 1, 5, 10 dollars
504-6 1931 1, 5, 10 dollars
- National Bank of China, Nanking
507-10 1930 1, 5, 10 dollars
- National Bank of China, Canton
511-6 1921 10, 20, 50 cents, 1, 5, 10 dollars
- National Commercial Bank
516A-C ND 1, 5, 10 dollars
517-19C 1923
1, 5, 10, 10 dollars
- National Industrial Bank of China
520-24 1922 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan
525-30 1924 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 100 Yuan
531-3 1931
1, 5, 10 Yuan
534 1935 1 Yuan
- Ningpo Commercial (and Saving) Bank
539-44 1920
1, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollars
545 1921 1 dollar
546-48B 1925 1, 1, 5, 5, 10, 10, 100 dollars
549-50 1932-4 1, 10 dollars
- Tah Chung Bank
551-6 1921
10, 20, 50 cents, 1, 5, 10 dollars
557-A 1921 1, 10 dollars
558-65 1932 10, 20, 50 cents, 1, 5, 10 Yuan
564-5 1938 1, 5 Yuan
- Bank of Territorial Development
566-8 1914
1, 5, 10 dollars
569-75 1915 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, 1, 5, 10 dollars
576-85 1916
100, 200 coppers, 10, 20, 40, 50 cents, 1, 5, 10, 50 dollars
551-6 1918 1, 5 dollars
- Ministry of Communications, Peking-Hankow Railway
585C-94 1921
5, 10, 50 dollars; 16, 24, 25, 32 or 36 month series
- Military Exchange Bureau
595 1927 1 Yuan
- Market Stabilization Currency Bureau
597-8A (1910) 20, 50, 100 coppers
599-603 1915
10, 20, 40, 50, 100 coppers
603A-B 1919 10, 20 coppers
604- 1919 10 coppers
604A-5 1919 10, 20 coppers
606 1920 20 coppers
607-8 1921 10, 10, 20 coppers
609-11 1922 10, 20, 20 coppers
612-5 1923
10, 10, 20, 40 coppers
616-22 1923
10, 20, 50 cents, 1, 5, 10, 100 Yuan
- Special Circulating Notes
623-5 1923
1, 5, 10 Yuan
- Fixed Term, Interest-Bearing Treasury Notes
626-8 1919-20
1/2, 1, 5 Yuan
629-31 1922 1, 5, 10 Yuan
632-7 1923 1, 1, 5, 5, 10, 10 Yuan
- Short Term, Interest-Bearing Exchange Notes
638-40 1922
1, 5, 10 Yuan
- Interest-Bearing Circulating Notes
641-3 1923
1, 5, 10 Yuan


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Banknotes are attributed to last Pick's catalogue:
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 2: General Issues 1368-1960
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 3: Modern Issues 1961-
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 1: Specialized Issues

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