300 Li Zhida Yinchao


Country Empire of China
Emperor Külüg Khan "Wuzong" (1308-1311, Yuan dynasty)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1309-1311
Value 300 Li = 1/3 Tael (1/3)
Currency Tael (1271-1368)
Composition Paper (mulberry bark)
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes


In 1309, the Zhida Yinchao currency was introduced to replace the previous Zhiyuan notes. These Zhida notes were the first notes in the Yuan dynasty history to be directly pegged to the Tael, and 1 Zhida note was equal to 5 Zhiyuan notes.

These notes circulated for just over a year, and when the next emporer came into power in 1311, the Zhida notes were demonetized, and the Zhongtong and Zhiyuan notes were reverted to.

Some great resources:
- http://mx.nthu.edu.tw/~tkho/workshop/Paper3.pdf
- https://books.google.ca/books?id=jTEyAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&dq=%22zhida+yinchao%22+-pinterest+-flickr&source=bl&ots=ogb8luGuPa&sig=ACfU3U0oShL_SF066KVZlsOcRTY20ftrsQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi-7NPQ2v_rAhVQa80KHSNAD5AQ6AEwEHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=zhongtong&f=false
- https://www.songyuan.org/JSYS/Archive/16/BSYS16%2004%20Steinhardt.pdf

More information is needed on the exact denominations of these pieces. Putting together information from the above sources, there were thirteen different denominations spanning from 2 Li to 2 Tael. Considering the values the other Yuan notes, the following denominations are the most likely: 2 Li, 3 Li, 5 Li, 10 Li, 20 Li, 30 Li, 50 Li, 100 Li, 200 Li, 300 Li, 500 Li, 1 Tael, and 2 Tael.

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