**5th series: Mei notes, denomination 16 Meo or multiples thereof**

There was a series with strangte dnominations: 16, 32, 48, 80 Mei. Why such strange denominations? Well, the proportion of 1 Mei to 1 Yuan was 1:320, so 16 Meri were exactly 5 Fen, 32 mei equaled 1 Jiao, etc. At the same time 16 Mei were called 1 Diao (吊), so 32 Mei = 2 Diao, 48 Mei = 3 Diao.

Dates on the notes are the same as in previous series, but it is not known whether these notes circulated at the same time or not.

As in the previous series all notes bear the place name 秦皇岛 (Qinhuangdao) in Chinese.

To be continued

Erwin