50 Fen Federal Reserve Bank of China


Issuer Provisional Government of the Republic of China (Japanese puppet states in China)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1938
Value 50 Fen (0.50)
Currency Yen (1937-1945)
Composition Paper
Size 110 × 60 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 331067
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# J50
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.


Orange ink on cream colored paper. Image of the Marco Polo Bridge, flanked on both sides by denomination in Chinese & red official seals.

Lettering: 行銀備準合聯國中

Translation: United Reserve Bank of China


Security features with denomination in both English & Chinese.


United Reserve Bank of China
Printing Bureau Printing Membership Committee


The Marco Polo Bridge has special significance within WWII history in China, in that the war began there 7-9 July 1937. Many banknotes from the puppet banks contain imagery of defiance towards the Japanese, this may definitely be the case on this note.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1938)  75% P#J50a
ND (1938)  0% P#J50s Specimen with overprint

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