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100 Dollars

100 Dollars -  obverse100 Dollars -  reverse

© David Yee collection

Features

Country China - Republic
Type Standard banknote
Year 17 (1928)
Calendar Chinese republican
Value 100 Dollars (100)
Currency Yuan (1912-1948)
Composition Paper
Size 184 × 86 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 199
  • 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

Stylized large '100' in Chinese centered; multi-colored security features; explanation of exchange value and date in Chinese

Lettering:
中央銀行

壹佰圓

憑票即付國幣壹佰圓

中華民國十七年印

美國鈔票公司

Translation:
Central Bank
One Hundred Yuan
Redeemable for one hundred yuan national currency
Printed in the 17th year of the Republic
American Banknote Company

Reverse

Same information on back as in front, but in English; portrait of Dr Sun Yat Sen centered; '100' flanking portrait on left and right. 'Shanghai' engraved, though some are overstamped 'Chungking;' signatures on all variations, some also have signatures on front

Lettering:
THE CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA
PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE HERE

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
NATIONAL CURRENCY.

SHANGHAI
1928

AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY.

Comments

Six variations exist, largely varying by signatures:



Other significant differences include:
199a Serial number on front and back
199c Overprint of 'CHUNGKING' on SHANGHAI at reverse and 重慶 at obverse

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
17 (1928)  P#199a; Signature 5. Serial # on both sides.
17 (1928)  P#199b; Signature 5. Serial # on face only.
17 (1928)  P#199c; Signature 5. 重慶 / CHUNGKING overprint. Serial # on both sides.
17 (1928)  P#199d; Signature 6.
17 (1928)  P#199e; Signature 7. Black signatures
17 (1928)  P#199f; Signature 7. Purple signatures as part of plate

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