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please help identify this currency / bond
« on: October 18, 2016, 12:39:40 PM »
Any information will be appreciated, such as a detailed Chinese translation, the Pick# or the S/M#.

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Re: please help identify this currency / bond
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 12:42:55 PM »
I attempted to attach a picture of my currency or bond, but did not know the next step to display the pictures within my message.  Mark Bonke 

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Re: please help identify this currency / bond
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 12:50:28 PM »
I believe it has to be saved as a jpeg or png file to display.
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Re: please help identify this currency / bond
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 01:01:46 PM »
Thanks for the information.  I have tried to save it as a JPEG file and will not attempt to attach it and display it in this post. 

The colors are a little off.  My scan makes both sides seem to be too yellow.

I have attempted to find this note in Krause and in Smith / Matravers books without success.  Information will help me with identification and submission to PMG for authentication and grading.

   

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Re: please help identify this currency / bond
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 01:47:53 PM »
I will attempt to rotate this picture so it is easier to see.

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Re: please help identify this currency / bond
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 03:15:32 PM »
This may be a note issued by a private money store in earlier Republic. No date is given in the note.

曰莊鎮 (Name of Town), 萊陽 (Name of City), located in eastern coast of Shandong Province and part of territory of German occupation in earlier Republic.

 壹(1)吊 = 1000 cash coins = 1 silver Tael

復陞居 (Name of Store)

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Re: please help identify this currency / bond
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 03:45:38 PM »
Thanks for the information.  Is the name of the store Fu Lu Tien?  When I attempted to translate the Chinese below the town and city names, I thought it may be Fu Lu Tien bank, but I could not find such a bank in Smith and Matravers.  With a word search, I did not discover anything.  It is very impressive that a store would create the elaborate and detailed design on both sides of this note.  Very impressive and attractive.

You are very fortunate to be able to easily read the information on this note.  I struggle to read a little.

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Re: please help identify this currency / bond
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2021, 04:36:58 PM »
In my 14 volumes catalog „A Provisional Illustrated Checklist of Chinese Emergency Notes 1912 – 1949” this is no. FU-1620.
A 1 Diao note from Rizhuang Town, Laiyang City, Shandong. Laiyang did, however, not belong to the German “Kiautschou”.
1 Diao is theoretically equivalent to 1000 cash coins, but if somebody wanted to change the paper note into metallic cash coins, he usually got only 880 cash.
1 Diao is a copper unit, so it cannot be equal to 1 Tael which is a silver unit. 1 Diao is sometimes called 1 Chuan = 1 string

The note was printed by a printing firm called Donghuayu (東華裕) which was located in Yantai (烟台) a city that in English usually is called Chefoo.

No other denominations are known to have been issued by this company. The note is rather common.

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