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The St. John's University tokens from Shanghai
« on: May 03, 2014, 10:51:42 AM »
Dear all,

I would like shortly describe some other Shanghai tokens today.

The St. John's University tokens were written up by A. M. T. Woodward in his "Coins of Shanghai" article.

Three values were issued, 1, 5, 10 cents, all made in 1928 in the school's own workshop and were in use till 1930.

They are in very poor quality and rough, only used at the university store as a kind of replacements of the small changes (like copper coins, and some other coins).

This set with 3 denomination is made of aluminium. A total of $230 worth of the tokens were issued.

This information came from the man who ran the university when Woodward contacted him in the early 1930's.

I found that The St. Johns University was located in Zhongshan Park in Shanghai.

Special thanks to STS 1 and STS 5 for a history background of these tokens and translation.

- KONDi from Shanghai
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Shanghai Token Society member 3 (STS)