5 Dollars, Imperial Chinese Railways, Shanghai, China, 1899

Description (Brief):

One (1) 5 dollar note

Description (Brief)

Imperial Chinese Railways, Shanghai, China, 1899

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Image of steam passenger train passing through fortress at center, denomination below and surrounding.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: 5 / 5 / IMPERIAL CHINESE RAILWAYS / NO. 0605 / NO. 0605 / PROMISES TO PAY ON DEMAND AT ANY OF ITS OFFICE / FIVE DOLLARS / OR THE EQUIVALENT IN LOCAL CURRENCY / BY ORDER OF THE DIRECTORS / 5 / JANUARY 2ND,, 1899 / 5 / BARCLAY & FRY LTD LONDON, S.E.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Image of a railroad bridge over water with mountains behind.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]

Date Made: 1899

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China: Shanghai

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Chinese Banknotes, Chinese Paper Money, NNC Chinese Bank Notes

Exhibition:

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Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. James C. Leigh

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.73.175.0808Catalog Number: 73.175.0808Accession Number: 310543Serial Number: 0605

Object Name: note

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12.1 cm x 19.7 cm x .01 cm; 4 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-cecb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1914873

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