|Country||China - Empire|
|Emperor||Kublai Khan (Shizu) (1271-1294, Yuan dynasty)|
|Value||20 Cash (20)|
|Composition||Paper (mulberry bark)|
|Size||120 × 200 mm|
For images of some of these very rare notes, see here:
When the wars against the Song dynasty were fully enganged, there were no addition silver reserves to back the Zhongtong banknotes. As a result, these Zhiyuan banknotes were issued to overcome the depreciation at an exchange rate of 5 Zhongtong to 1 Zhiyuan (although both were still useable at this time).
For more information about these banknotes, see here:
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