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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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Group of 14 Pieces Paper Money

May 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Group of 10 Pieces Chinese Paper Money

May 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Group of 10 Pieces Chinese Paper Money

May 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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13 - Chinese Republic Paper Money

May 28, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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23 Old Assorted Paper Money; 16 Chinese Republic

May 28, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Four Chinese Bank Notes

May 31, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Salem, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Five Pesos Japanese Government Occupation Bill.

May 31, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Sample Bank Note

June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bank Note

June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bank Note

June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Group of Chinese Bank Notes

June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bank Notes

June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Chinese Twenty Yuan Bank Note

June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Chun Yih Sing Bank, ND (1875-1908)

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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The Agricultural and Industrial Bank of China, 1927, Pair of Issued  Notes

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$45 (starting bid)

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China & South Sea Bank, Limited, 1921 ?Shanghai Branch? Issue.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$180 (starting bid)

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China & South Sea Bank, 1927

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$130 (starting bid)

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Bank of Communications, 1914

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Bank of Communications, 1927 First Issue Discovery Issue

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1923 Specimen Banknote.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1945 Issue

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1948 Proof Banknote.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$95 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1948

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1948 Customs Gold Units Issue Specimen.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1948 Issue Uniface Proof Banknote.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1948 Essay Specimen Banknote.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$850 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1948 Essay Specimen Banknote.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, 1949 Essay Specimen Pair.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, Unlisted Essay Banknote, 1949 Gold Chin Yuan Issue.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Bank of Territorial Development, 1914, Sequential Pair

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$375 (starting bid)

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Central Bank of China, Farmers Bank (and others), 1920s-1940s, Group of 7 Notes

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$65 (starting bid)

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Peoples Bank of China, 1999 Issue.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Federal Reserve Bank of China, 1938, Contemporary Counterfeit

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$160 (starting bid)

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Federal Reserve Bank of China, 1938, Contemporary Counterfeit

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$160 (starting bid)

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Federal Reserve Bank of China, 1938, Contemporary Counterfeit

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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International Banking Corporation, 1905

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$850 (starting bid)

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International Banking Corporation, 1919 Issue Specimen Banknote.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Russo-Asiatic Bank, 1910, ?Harbin Branch? Provisional Issue.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$16,000 (starting bid)

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Sino-Scandinavian Bank,1926 Unlisted

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Anhwei Yu Huan Bank, 1909 Cash Issue

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$425 (starting bid)

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Yung Heng Provincial Bank of Kirin, 1916-17 Provisional Issue.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Yung Heng Provincial Bank of Kirin, 1916-17 Provisional Issue.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Kirin Yung Heng Provincial Bank, 1923

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Kiangnan Yu-Ning Government Bank, 1907 Banknote Issue.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$180 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Honan, 1923

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Honan, 1923 Branch Issue Trio.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$130 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Honan, 1923

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$95 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Honan, 1923

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Industrial Development Bank of Jehol, 1925 Banknote Issue Pair.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Industrial Development Bank of Jehol, 1925 Issued Banknote.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$95 (starting bid)

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Kwangtung Provincial Bank, 1935, Specimen Banknote, No Signatures

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$230 (starting bid)

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Kwangtung Provincial Bank, 1935, Specimen Banknote

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$240 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Shantung, 1925 Banknote Branch Issue Trio.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Provincial bank of Shantung, 1925

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Three Eastern Provinces, 1929 Specimen Second

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Three Eastern Provinces, 1929

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Three Eastern Provinces, 1929 Issue Specimen.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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Provincial Bank of Three Eastern Provinces, 1929 Issue Specimen.

June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$425 (starting bid)

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