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50 Cents, British Municipal Council, Tientsin, China (Britain), 1939

50 Cents, British Municipal Council, Tientsin, China (Britain), 1939

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One (1) 50 cent note
British Municipal Council, Tientsin, China (Britain), 1939
Obverse Image: Denomination to the sides, British Municipal Council crest at center, name of issuing authority above, eight columns of text below.
Obverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]
Reverse Image: Denomination at center and in corners, British Municipal Council crest at center, name of issuing authority above.
Reverse Text: 50 / 50 / BRITISH / BRITISH MUNICIPAL COUNCIL / MUNICIPAL / TIENTSIN / COUNCIL. / WILL PAY TO BEARER ON DEMAND FIFTY CENTS LOCAL CURRENCY / NO. 000354 / H.F BARNES, SECY. & ENGINEER. / E.C. PETERS, ACTING CHAIRMAN / TIENTSIN, 1ST SEPTEMBER. 1939. / 50 / 50
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1939
place circulated
China: Tianjin, Tientsin
issuing authority
United Kingdom: Britain
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.6 cm x 12.8 cm x.01 cm; 4 3/16 in x 5 1/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.79.112.CM00077A.3
catalog number
79.112.CM00077A.3
accession number
1979.1263
serial number
000354
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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