1 Yuan Central Reserve Bank of China

1 Yuan (Central Reserve Bank of China) -  obverse1 Yuan (Central Reserve Bank of China) -  reverse

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Issuer Reformed Government of the Republic of China (Japanese puppet states in China)
Type Standard banknote
Year 29 (1940)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 1 Yuan
Currency Yen (1938-1941)
Composition Paper
Size 146 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 224767
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# J8
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.


Green ink on toned paper
Chinese writing
Left: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
Middle: The mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
Right: Styled denomination in Chinese
Serial numbers under portrait and denomination
Red seal stamps between serial number pair

(In Traditional Chinese format and lettering)

The Central Reserve Bank of China
One Yuan
The Reformed Government of the Republic
Printed in the 29th Year of the Republic


Green Ink on toned paper
English writing
Centered: Large denomination in English
Left/Right below denomination: Signatures

The Central Reserve Bank of China
One 1 Yuan


This should be compared to J9, issued the same year. Both are standard circulation. J8a was for regular circulation. J8b and J8c were overstamped for control

Only one style of signatures for this note, unlike J9

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29 (1940)  P-J8a standard issue
29 (1940)  P-J8b 'Hsing' overprint in red on both sides
29 (1940)  P-J8c 'Yi' overprint twice on both sides

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Yuan (Central Reserve Bank of China)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Yuan (Central Reserve Bank of China)
Auction 59
Lot 419
Internet Archive
Apr 23, 2022 Undetermined XF USD 8.15
(EUR 8.00)
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