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1 Kuan, T'ai Tsu, China, 1368-1399

1 Kuan, T'ai Tsu, China, 1368-1399

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Description (Brief)
One (1) kuan note
China, 1368-1399
Obverse Image: "Great Ming Treasure Note" at top, denomination below and then depicted as ten strings of 100 cash (i.e. 1000 cash or 1 kuan), "Great Ming Treasure Note" in seal characters, a statement by the Board of Revenue regarding their imperial sanction to print paper notes and threatening any would-be counterfeiters with death and loss of property.
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
paper money
Date made
1368 - 1399
place made
overall: 32.5 cm x 20.7 cm; 12 13/16 in x 8 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of George B. Glover
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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