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5 Choh, Bank of Communications, Taheiho, China, 1914

5 Choh, Bank of Communications, Taheiho, China, 1914

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 choh note, specimen
Bank of Communications, Taheiho, China, 1914
Obverse Image: Chinese text, denomination at center.
Obverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]
Reverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination in each corner.
Reverse Text: 5 CHOH / 000327 / BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS / 5 CHOH / 000327 / IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NATIONAL COINAGE LAW ARTICLE 4, THE NATIONAL COINAGE SHALL BE BASED ON THE DECIMAL SYSTEM (ONE-TENTH OF A YUAN SHALL BE CALLED THE "CHOH" ONE HUNDREDTH OF A YUAN SHALL BE CALLED A "FEN" ONE-THOUSANDTH OF A YUAN SHALL BE CALLED A "LI".) ALL EXCHANGES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MUST BE BASED ON THIS. / FIVE CHOH / 5 CHOH / TAHEIHO / 5 CHOH
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1914
place made
China: Heilongjiang, Taheiho
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.7 cm x 12.1 cm x.01 cm; 2 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in x in
ID Number
NU.74.17.179
accession number
315247
catalog number
74.17.179
serial number
000327
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Leigh
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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