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10 Dollars, Bank of Communications, Hankow, China, 1913

10 Dollars, Bank of Communications, Hankow, China, 1913

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 10 dollar note, specimen
Bank of Communications, Hankow, China, 1913
Obverse Image: Chinese at top and bottom, denomination to the right and left and in corners, a steam passenger train at center
Obverse Text: 樣票 / SPECIMEN / 交通银行 / 中華民國二年印 / 000076 / 拾圆 / 通用银圆 / 憑票即付 / 漢口 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK
Reverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination to the right and left and in each corner, post office at center.
Reverse Text: 10 / NO. 000076 / 10 / BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS / 10 / NO. 000076 / 10 / 10 / JULY 1st 1913 / 10 / 10 / 10 / TEN DOLLARS / LOCAL CURRENCY PAYABLE TO BEARER / 10 / HANKOW / 10 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK. / SPECIMEN
Description
[[Obverse Text]]
樣票 / SPECIMEN / 交通银行 / 中華民國二年印 / 000076 / 拾圆 / 通用银圆 / 憑票即付 / 漢口 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK
[[Reverse Text]]
樣票 / SPECIMEN / BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS / JULY 1ST 1913 / TEN DOLLARS / LOCAL CURRENCY / PAYABLE TO BEARER / 50 / NO 000076 / HANKOW / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK / 71.348.556
Ten yuan note from the Bank of Communications (one of the major banks in China until 1940s), issued at Hankow (a major city in central China) in 1913. "Specimen" in English and in Chinese are stamped on both the front and back sides in parallelograms. Note that six holes are punched on this bill which is believed to shown that this banknote is an sample. All Chinese writings on the front are translated into English on the back side.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1913
place made
China: Hubei, Hankow
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.8 cm x 14.3 cm x.01 cm; 3 15/32 in x 5 5/8 in x in
ID Number
NU.71.348.0556
catalog number
71.348.0556
accession number
298051
serial number
000076
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Leigh
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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