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10 Yuan 1940, China

in Krause book Number: 85
Years of issue: 1940
Edition: --
Signatures: General Manager: Mr. Song Hanzhang (Sung Han-Chang), Manager: Mr. Tsuyee Pei
Serie: Bank of China
Specimen of: 1940
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 173 х 82
Printer: American Bank Note Company, New-York

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10 Yuan 1940




10 Yuan 1940

Sun Yat-sen

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Sun Yat-sen. The original photo is in National library of Congress (USA).

Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 - 12 March 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China ("Nationalist China"). As the foremost pioneer of Republic of China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in the People's Republic of China. Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the years leading up to the Double Ten Revolution. He was appointed to serve as Provisional President of the Republic of China, when it was founded in 1912. He later co-founded the Kuomintang (KMT), serving as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Denominations are in all corners and centered.


10 Yuan 1940

Temple of Heaven

On right side is the Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven. It is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism.


I am in Emperors costume in the Temple of Heaven (Beijing), 11 of June 1999.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners and centered. In words centered.