Shop Tally Stick, China, Tients, ca 1890

Shop Tally Stick, China, Tients, ca 1890

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shop tally stick,
China, Tientsin ca 1890
General Description: One Chinese character on the obverse, two on the reverse with three circles above; value two coppers.
General Information: Used as unofficial currency during the depression of 1937 in Tientsin.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tally stick
date made
ca 1890
place made
China: Tianjin, Tientsin
associated place
Physical Description
bamboo (overall material)
overall: 82 mm x 20 cm x 5.5 mm; 3 7/32 in x 7 7/8 in x 7/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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