World Paper Money Value and Identification Guide




Paper Money Values - China

The history of Chinese paper money is vast and includes the earliest known paper money usage. Merchants began using promissory notes (or exchange notes) during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Song Dynasty (960-1279) issued what is considered the world’s first generally circulating paper currency called Jiaozi. For collectors, China’s more recent banknotes of the 19th and 20th centuries span multiple governmental eras, from the Qing Dynasty to the People’s Republic offering tremendous variety and areas for specialization, including the issues of domestic and foreign banks, regional issues, emergency issues and more.

Chinese Engineering and Mining Co. 1902 Issue

China Paper Money 5 Dollars 1902
China Paper Money 5 Dollars 1902

  • Denomination: 5 Dollars
  • Issue Date: 1902
  • Reference: S247
  • Authority: Chinese Engineering and Mining Co
  • Printer: Waterlow and Sons
  • Front: Navigation (allegorical woman) seated with anchor. Ships and pagoda in background.
  • Grade: Choice About UNC 58 - PMG
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $1,899.00



International Banking Corporation Tientsin Branch 1918 Issue

China Paper Money 10 Dollars 1918
China Paper Money 10 Dollars 1918

  • Denomination: 10 Dollars
  • Issue Date: 1918
  • Reference: S431
  • Authority: International Banking Corporation - Tientsin
  • Printer: Waterlow and Sons
  • Front: Eagle and Globes
  • Back: Eagle and Globes
  • Grade: Very Good 10 - PMG
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $153.50

Bank of Central China 1944 Issues

China Paper Money 10 Yuan 1944
China Paper Money 10 Yuan 1944

  • Denomination: 10 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1944
  • Reference: S3355
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Logging
  • Grade: VF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $79.00

Bank of Central China 1945 Issues

China Paper Money 5 Yuan 1945
China Paper Money 5 Yuan 1945

  • Denomination: 5 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1945
  • Reference: S3364
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Irrigation
  • Grade: VF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $41.00

China Paper Money 100 Yuan 1945
China Paper Money 100 Yuan 1945

  • Denomination: 100 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1945
  • Reference: S3377
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Bugler at Great Wall
  • Grade: VF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $99.00

Bank of Central China 1946-1947 Issues

China Paper Money 50 Yuan 1946
China Paper Money 50 Yuan 1946

  • Denomination: 50 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1946
  • Reference: S3386
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Bridge
  • Grade: VF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $81.00

Bank of Central China 1948 Issues

China Paper Money 1000 Yuan 1948
China Paper Money 1000 Yuan 1948

  • Denomination: 1000 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1948
  • Reference: S3407
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Electric Lines and Train
  • Back: Ships at Waterfront
  • Grade: F - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $51.00

China Paper Money 1000 Yuan 1948
China Paper Money 1000 Yuan 1948

  • Denomination: 1000 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1948
  • Reference: S3408
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Pagoda
  • Grade: F - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $51.00

China Paper Money 1000 Yuan 1948
China Paper Money 1000 Yuan 1948

  • Denomination: 1000 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1948
  • Reference: S3409
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Windmill
  • Back: Junks
  • Grade: XF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $59.00

China Paper Money 2000 Yuan 1948
China Paper Money 2000 Yuan 1948

  • Denomination: 2000 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1948
  • Reference: S3411
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Pagoda on a Hill
  • Grade: XF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $45.00

Bank of Central China 1949 Issues

China Paper Money 5000 Yuan 1949
China Paper Money 5000 Yuan 1949

  • Denomination: 5000 Yuan
  • Issue Date: 1949
  • Reference: S3417
  • Authority: Bank of Central China
  • Front: Shipyard Docks
  • Back: Cattle Grazing
  • Grade: XF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $34.00