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50 Customs Gold Units Central Bank of China

50 Customs Gold Units (Central Bank of China) -  obverse50 Customs Gold Units (Central Bank of China) -  reverse

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Features

Country China - Republic
Type Standard banknote
Year 19 (1930)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 50 Customs Gold Units (50)
Currency Customs Gold Unit (1930-1948)
Composition Paper
Size 86 × 192 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 329
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-sen at the top with multicolor guilloche beneath

Lettering:
伍    伍
拾    拾

 UC722278
行 銀 夹 中
海     上

付 昂 票 憑
   關
   金
   伍
   拾
   圓

 UC72278

Seal Seal

伍    伍
拾    拾
印年九十国民華中

司公票鈔國美

Translation:
50 50

UC722278
Bank of China
Shanghai

Pays for this note
50 customs gold units

UC72278

(seal) (seal)
50 50
19th year of the Republic of China
American Bank note Company

Reverse

Bank building at top with value beneath

Lettering:
50 50 50
THE
CENTRAL BANK
OF CHINA

PROMISES TO PAY
THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE HERE
50  50

FIFTY CUSTOMS GOLD UNITS
50

(signature) (signature)
GENERAL MANAGER ASST.GENERAL MANAGER

50 50 50
SHANGHAI,1930
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY

Comments

This issue was primarily used to facilitate customs payments, but during and after World War II the notes were used for general circulation. The 1930 issue was printed into the 1940s.

Color: Purple
Security feature: blue, red and yellow blots on the paper

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
19 (1930) 

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