500 Customs Gold Units Central Bank of China

500 Customs Gold Units (Central Bank of China) -  obverse500 Customs Gold Units (Central Bank of China) -  reverse

© David Yee collection

Features

Country Republic of China
Type Standard banknote
Year 1930
Value 500 Customs Gold Units (500)
Currency Customs Gold Unit (1930-1948)
Composition Paper
Size 77 × 161 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 332
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen

Lettering:
中央銀行
上海
憑票即付
關金佰伍圓
中華民國十九年印
美國鈔票公司

Translation:
The Central Bank of China
Shanghai
Pay by notes
500 CGU
Printed in the 19th year of the Republic of China
American Bank Note Company

Reverse

Bank building

Lettering:
THE
CENTRAL BANK
OF CHINA

PROMISES TO PAY
THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE HERE

FIVE HUNDRED CUSTOMS GOLD UNITS

SHANGHAI, 1930
American Banknote 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.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1930 

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