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5 Yuan, The Central Bank of China, China, 1941

5 Yuan, The Central Bank of China, China, 1941

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 yuan note
The Central Bank of China, China, 1941
Obverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination at center, portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-sen to the left.
Obverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]
Reverse Image: Name of bank at top, denomination to the right, image of Pagoda near Wang He Lou mountain at center.
Reverse Text: 5 / THE CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA / 5 / 5 / ASST. GENERAL MANAGER. / FIVE YUAN NATIONAL CURRENCY / GENERAL MANAGER. / 1941 / THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1941
place made
China
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.2 cm x 14.2 cm x.01 cm; 2 27/32 in x 5 19/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.66.27731
accession number
269132
serial number
AM171287
catalog number
66.27731
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer L. Neinken
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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