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Asian Paper Money

The Chinese developed the first known paper money around 800 A.D., although it did not gain widespread adoption until around 1000 A.D. After a brief period of use by private banks and merchants, the Song dynasty government issued their own bank notes, which quickly replaced the previous attempts. The Yuan dynasty, founded by Kublai Khan, resulted in the first state-guaranteed paper money. While the previous Song notes had an expiration date, were geographically limited, and tied to specific banks, the Yuan notes were good anywhere at any time. The Ming dynasty discontinued printing paper money for almost 200 years due to rapid inflation, reverting instead to requiring silver for most transactions.

Japan did not begin printing banknotes until 1872 as... Read more

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1980 China Peoples Republic 1 Jiao Banknote PCGS 67PPQ Superb Gem New SAMPLE

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Agoura Hills, CA, USA

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February 25, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
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Twelve Pcs of Chinese Paper Bills

February 26, 2017, 7:00 AM PST
Flemington, NJ, USA

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Twelve Pcs of Chinese Paper Bills

February 26, 2017, 7:00 AM PST
Flemington, NJ, USA

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Six Chinese Paper Bills

February 26, 2017, 7:00 AM PST
Flemington, NJ, USA

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1940 CHINA 5 YUAN BANKNOTE

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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Chinese Bank Note

March 15, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Chinese 1962 Bank Note

March 22, 2017, 7:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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