1 Kuan, China, 1368-1399

1 Kuan, China, 1368-1399

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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.
Obverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]
Reverse Image: Denomination, image of coin strings, and seal all stamped on reverse.
Reverse Text: [NEEDS TRANSLATION]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
Object Type
paper money
Date made
1368 - 1399
place made
China
Physical Description
paper, mulberry bark (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33.6 cm x 28 cm x.01 cm; 13 7/32 in x 11 1/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.2.1
catalog number
78.2.1
accession number
1978.0628
Credit Line
Markley Roberts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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