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20 Coppers, Dong Woo Money Exchange, Shanghai, China, 1923

20 Coppers, Dong Woo Money Exchange, Shanghai, China, 1923

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 copper coin note
Dong Woo Money Exchange, Shanghai, China, 1923
Obverse Image: Denomination to the sides and in corners, name of issuing authority above, date below, image of five babies wearing dudous, center baby holding first flag of the Republic of China, or "Five-colored flag" at center.
Obverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]
Reverse Image: Denomination to the sides and bottom, image of steam train at center, name of issuing authority at top.
Reverse Text: 2 / DONG WOO TAI MONEY EXCHANGE / 2 / PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE IN SHANGHAI / 20 / 20 / TWENTY COPPERS / SHANGHAI / NO. 186/7 HANKOW ROAD & KWANGSE ROAD CORNER. / 2 / 2
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1923
place made
China: Shanghai
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.15 cm x 15.2 cm x.01 cm; 3 19/32 in x 5 31/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.75.3.431
catalog number
75.3.431
accession number
320773
serial number
W28712
Credit Line
James C. Leigh
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Chinese Banknotes
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Chinese Paper Money
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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