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20 Cents The Central Bank of China

20 Cents (The Central Bank of China) -  obverse20 Cents (The Central Bank of China) -  reverse

© David Yee collection

Features

Country China - Republic
Type Standard banknote
Year 1946
Value 20 Cents (20)
Currency Yuan (1912-1949)
Composition Paper
Size 130 × 55 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 396
  • 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

Red ink designs with dark red lettering
Serial number in red ink on left and right
Center: Title, amount, two official red seals
Left: Amount
Right: General Chiang Kai-shek

Lettering:
中央銀行
貳 角

Translation:
The Central Bank of China
Two Jiao

Reverse

Red designs with red outlined block lettering in English
Title
Amount in English
Scene of a fishing boat
Signatures
Date
Printer

Lettering:
THE CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA
20 TWENTY CENTS 20
20 1946 20
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON

Comments

This note has the issue of 20 cents in English used, while 2 jiao used in Chinese. This is common, with traditional measurements often being applied to western usage. Even today, this is common on issues like the 1990s rice notes, having both traditional and Western measurements.

This banknote is interesting in the departure of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, in favor of General Chiang Kai-Shek.

This note is part of the 1946 'Small Change' issue having a 1 Cent (P# 395) and different 20 Cent (P# 395a).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1946 

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