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10 Patacas 1991, Macau

in Krause book Number: 65
Years of issue: 08.07.1991
Edition: --
Signatures: Unknown signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 08.07.1991
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 138 х 69
Printer: Joh. Enschede Security Printing BV, Haarlem

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10 Patacas 1991

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A junk - an ancient Chinese sailing vessel/ship.

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10 Patacas 1991

Mansao Evocativa de Sun Yat-SenMansao Evocativa de Sun Yat-Sen (Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House).

This Moorish-style mansion was built in memory of Sun Yat-sen (Sun Wen, 1866-1925), founder of the first Chinese Republic. Dr Sun's original dwelling, where he also practiced as a doctor, was later destroyed when explosives stored in the house were detonated. Sun Yat-sen never actually lived in the present house, which was built after his death.

Known formerly as "Mansion of Sun", the House was built in 1912 as residence for his first wife, Lu Muzhen. It is located within walking distance of Lou Lim Ieoc Garden where Dr. Sun once stay during his later visits to Macau in 1912. Designed in mock-moorish style, the House is a three-storey high building with ornate verandahs and spacious courtyards.

In 1933, the House was reconstructed and was renamed to its present name in 1958. A full-length bronze statue of Dr. Sun in the courtyard was cast by his Japanese friend Shōkichi Umeya in 1934. Three other identical bronze statues of Dr. Sun now stand at Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, the Whampoa Military Academy and the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou.

The House is currently open to the public which showcases his books, letters, photographs, personal belongings and old newspapers accounts of his life and the Chinese republican revolution, which finally overthrew the regime of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. Also there are interesting photographs of Chiang Kai-shek, later head of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The bank seal is lower.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners. In Chinese numerals are in lower right and top left corners. Centered in words.

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10 Patacas 1991

Ponte Governador Nobre de CarvalhoGovernor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge (嘉樂庇總督大橋, Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho), also known as the Macau-Taipa Bridge (澳氹大橋), is a dual-lane two-way bridge connecting Macau Peninsula near Casino Lisboa and the island of Taipa at the northern slope of Taipa Pequena (Small Taipa Hill). It is the first bridge in Macau, to connect the peninsula and Taipa. It is locally known as "The Old Bridge" (舊大橋). The bridge is meant to take the shape of a dragon, with Casino Lisboa representing the dragon's head, and Taipa Monument on Taipa Pequena the dragon's tail.

Also, view at the town is centered.

The bank seal is on left side.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners. In Chinese numerals are in lower right and top left corners. Centered in words.

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