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5 Fen Federal Reserve Bank of China

5 Fen (Federal Reserve Bank of China) -  obverse5 Fen (Federal Reserve Bank of China) -  reverse

© David Yee collection

Features

Country Reformed Government of the Republic of China
(China - Japanese puppet states)
Type Standard banknote
Years 27-28 (1938-1939)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 5 Fen (5)
Composition Paper
Size 95 × 53 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# J47
  • 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

Seventeen Arches Bridge at New Summer Palace in Beijing centered
Denomination in bold, large print on both sides of bridge
Block numbers above each bold denomination
Seal script signatures below each bold denomination

Lettering:
(Variant P-J47a)
中國聯合準備銀行
伍分
中華民國二十七年
行政委員會印刷局印

(Variant P-J47b)

中國聯合準備銀行
伍分
中華民國二十八年
行政委員會印刷局印

Translation:
(Variant P-J47a)

Federal Reserve Bank of China
5 Fen
27th Year of the Republic of China
Printed by the Printing Bureau of the Administrative Commission

(Variant P-J47b)
Federal Reserve Bank of China
5 Fen
28th Year of the Republic of China
Printed by the Printing Bureau of the Administrative Commission

Reverse

Ornate design around bold Roman and Chinese seal script denomination

Lettering: 5 伍分 5

Translation: 5 Five Fen 5

Comments

Two varieties exist.
P-47a  1938 (year 27 of the Republican calendar)
P-47b 1939 (year 28 of the Republican calendar)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
27 (1938)  P-J47a
28 (1939)  P-J47b

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