10 Yuan, Bank of China, Shanghai, China, 1914

10 Yuan, Bank of China, Shanghai, China, 1914

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 10 yuan note
Bank of China, Shanghai, China, 1914
Obverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination at sides, waterfront village at center.
Obverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]
Reverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination at sides.
Reverse Text: 10 YUAN SHANGHAI / BANK OF CHINA / 10 YUAN SHANGHAI / PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE HERE 10 YUAN / BC / 10 YUAN / TEN YUAN NATIONAL CURRENCY / 10 YUAN SHANGHAI / NO. C222766 / SHANGHAI / 1914 / C222766 / 10 YUAN SHANGHAI / AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY.
General Information: The authenticity of this object is in question.
Description
[[Obverse Text]]
上海 / 中国银行 / C222766 / 十元 / 凭票即付国币十元 / 中华民国十三年印
[[Reverse Text]]
BANK OF CHINA / PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE HERE / 10 YUAN / TEN YUAN / NATIONAL CURRENCY / SHANGHAI / C222766 / 1914
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1914
place made
China: Shanghai
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.8 cm x 17.5 cm x.01 cm; 3 27/32 in x 6 7/8 in x in
ID Number
NU.71.348.0729
catalog number
71.348.0729
accession number
298051
serial number
C222766
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Leigh
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

The date of the note is 1924. It is also a lithographed period counterfeit. The serial numbers and the poorer quality central vignette in particular give it away. The vignette depicts the Imperial Summer Palace at Peking (Beijing).

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