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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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UNITED STATES FRACTIONAL & PHILIPPINES TWO PESOS

March 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

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1930 CHINA 50 GOLD UNITS BANKNOTE

March 27, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1941 CHINA 100 YUAN BANKNOTE

March 27, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1937 CHINA 5 YUAN BANKNOTE

March 27, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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WORLD BANKNOTES - D ? SWITZERLAND

March 30, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

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WORLD BANKNOTES - D ? SWITZERLAND

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Sydney, Australia

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WORLD BANKNOTES - D ? SWITZERLAND

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Sydney, Australia

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WORLD BANKNOTES - D ? SWITZERLAND

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Sydney, Australia

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April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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YiJiao Bank Note

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Two Chinese Yijiao Bank Notes

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Chinese Bank Notes

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Chinese Bank Notes

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Norwood, MA, USA

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WuYi Bank Note

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Chinese Bank Note

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Chinese 1000 Yuan Bank Note

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Norwood, MA, USA

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