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50 Dollars The Futien Bank

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

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Features

Country China - Republic
Type Standard banknote
Year 18 (1929)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 50 Dollars (50)
Currency Yuan (1912-1949)
Composition Paper
Size 177 × 89 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
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. 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

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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