50 Dollars The Futien Bank

50 Dollars (The Futien Bank) -  obverse50 Dollars (The Futien Bank) -  reverse

© David Yee collection

Features

Country Yunnan Province
(Chinese provinces)
Type Standard banknote
Year 18 (1929)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 50 Dollars (50)
Composition Paper
Size 177 × 89 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 225732
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References P# S2999
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

Green ink with colorful security features
Jade rooster and Golden horse standing on two globes
Denomination
Year

Lettering:
富滇銀行
給位銀
特即要
民國十七年

Translation:
Futien Bank
Special silver issue
Year 17 of the Republic

Reverse

Design with text in English in green ink
Serial number in red ink

Lettering:
THE FUTIEN BANK
PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND
FIFTY 50 FIFTY
FIFTY
50 DOLLARS 50
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY

Comments

One of many Provincial Banknotes issued during the Republican Period. This banknote is special in that it was backed by silver, which was unusual during this time.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
18 (1929) 

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