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2 Guan Zhiyuan Tongxing Baochao


Country China - Empire
Emperor Kublai Khan (Shizu) (1271-1294, Yuan dynasty)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1287-1356
Value 2 Guan = 2,000 Cash (2000)
Currency Cash (621-1912)
Composition Paper (mulberry bark)
Size 250 × 260 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes


Translation: Can be circulated in various provinces without expiration dates. Counterfeiters would be put to death.


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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).

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