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1 Yuan Central Bank of China

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

© David Yee collection

Features

Country China - Republic
Type Standard banknote
Year 25 (1936)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 1 Yuan (1)
Currency Yuan (1912-1949)
Composition Paper
Size 157 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 216
  • 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 black lettering.
Serial Numbers Title Serial Numbers
Denomination
Two official red stamps
Year in Chinese

Lettering:
行銀央中
圓壹
印年五十二國民華中

Translation:
Central Bank of China
One Yuan
Year 25 of the Republic

Reverse

Darker red ink with English lettering
Title
Palace of China scene, Beijing
Signatures in black ink
Date

Lettering:
THE CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA
ONE YUAN
NATIONAL CURRENCY
1936
WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED, LONDON

Watermark

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen profile

1 Yuan (Central Bank of China) -  obverse

© David Yee collection

Comments

Eight variations exist; differing by signatures and/or Tibetan overstamp

Tibetan Overstamp


P# 216a
 
P# 216b
 
P# 216c
 
P# 216d
 
P# 216e(1)
Tibetan overstamp
 
P# 216e(2)
Tibetan overstamp
 
P# 216e(3)
Tibetan overstamp
 
P# 216e(4)
Tibetan overstamp
 

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
25 (1936)  P# 216a
25 (1936)  P# 216b
25 (1936)  P# 216c
25 (1936)  P# 216d
25 (1936)  P# 216e(1)
25 (1936)  P# 216e(2)
25 (1936)  P# 216e(3)
25 (1936)  P# 216e(4)

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