Our museum is temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

10 Dollars, Bank of China, Tsingtau (Shantung), China, 1918

10 Dollars, Bank of China, Tsingtau (Shantung), China, 1918

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Description (Brief)
One (1) 10 dollar note
Bank of China, Tsingtau (Shantung), China, 1918
Obverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination to the sides, Dacheng hall in the Confucius Temple (Qufu, Shantung) at center.
Reverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination below.
Reverse Text: 10 / M / 2 / BANK OF CHINA / PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE HERE / 2 / M / 10 / M / 10 / 10 / TEN YUAN / NATIONAL CURRENCY / X / 10 / 10 / M / TSINGTAU / 773406 / SHANTUNG / September 1918 / 773406 / TSINGTAU / 10 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
place made
China: Shandong, Tsingtau
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 9.5 cm x 17.6 cm x.01 cm; 3 3/4 in x 6 15/16 in x in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
serial number
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Leigh
See more items in
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Chinese Banknotes
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Chinese Paper Money
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object