Old Foreign Bills

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by HKWW, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. HKWW

    HKWW Member

    This is 3 bills that belong to my son.They are foreign,and may not be worth anything,however we were just wondering if they have any value.The first is from China it has written on it,''The Central Bank of China'' also has ''Ten Customs Gold Units'' Shanghai,1930,on the bottom is written American Banknote Company.The others both have Berlin,one has 1914,the other is 1906.We were just a little curious.

    Thanks for any help,God bless,Keith

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  3. Daggarjon

    Daggarjon Supporter**

    some nice looking notes, but notes i dont think have much value. In higher grades, maybe. I believe i have the last note, but i also remember there were several notes with similar designs listed in the SCWPM.

    I really like the china note! I really love the designs on them!!
  4. WhereEaglesDare

    WhereEaglesDare Junior Member

    Agreed, I also like how the eastern nations design their bills.
  5. clayirving

    clayirving Supporter**

    The value of the first note depends on the grade of the note and the signature, and ranges from $3 to $60.

    From Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, General Issues, 1368-1960:

    1930 Shanghai Customs Gold Units issue was primarily intended to facilitate customs payments, but during and aftern Worl War II the notes were used for general circulation. The 1930 issue was printed into the 1940s.

    Obverse: Dr. Sun Yat-sen, President of the Canton Government from 1917 to 1925.
    Reverse: Bank building
  6. De Orc

    De Orc Moderator Moderator

    OK not worth lots but still very nice notes to own :thumb: I love the work of the AB Company and some of the stuff they did in China is superb

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    Again with Germany you can pick up some realy wonderful notes for not a lot of money :smile

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  7. Daggarjon

    Daggarjon Supporter**

    the artwork/scrollwork on those notes is superb! I really like them. 'worths lot' is unimportant :)
  8. north49guy

    north49guy Show me the Money

    Wow, those notes are beautiful De Orc! That red is vibrant!
  9. clayirving

    clayirving Supporter**

    The blue and green accent on the front really make it pop. Nice notes!
  10. connor1

    connor1 Collector

    2 Old Banknotes one Mexican and one Cuban Banknotes from my collection,both printed by the American Bank Note Company.

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  11. clayirving

    clayirving Supporter**

    Check out this old Cuban note printed by the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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  12. connor1

    connor1 Collector

    Very nice...like the blue reverse.
  13. connor1

    connor1 Collector

    German Half Mark with writing on note.

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  14. connor1

    connor1 Collector

    Dominion of Canada

    Dominion of Canada 25 cents Fractional Currency.

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  15. connor1

    connor1 Collector

    OLD Russian Banknote

    Russian Vignette depicting Shipping trade and St. Petersburg,beautiful engraving work.

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  16. WhereEaglesDare

    WhereEaglesDare Junior Member

    I don't believe that is German "exactly", it appears to be WW2 Allied Military Issue,

    They were printed in the US and in the Soviet Union for use in the German theater, VERY NICE NOTE, I love AMC notes.

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  17. connor1

    connor1 Collector

    Thanks for solving a debate with my brother who thought it was German & me who thought it was German Military Currency,we were both wrong !
  18. WhereEaglesDare

    WhereEaglesDare Junior Member

    No problem, here is an example of one that was used in Japan.

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    Here is another one that has writing on it also from the war..

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    The writing on the front in the margin says "Dr.Hamman 12/30/1944" who knows, could have been a late Christmas gift or payment for services performed. The cool thing is about a lot of the foreign notes is that they were printed in the US. This one, for example, was printed by E A Wright Bank Note Co. in Philadelphia. I BELIEVE this is a private company that printed bank notes. If anyone knows more about them.... id love to know.
  19. connor1

    connor1 Collector

    It seems writing on these notes was common,I guess sending them home w/ a message was faster then Message in a Bottle ..lol. You wonder if the author ever came back home to his loved one ? It really a piece of WW2 history ,that's another reason I'm hooked on currency & coins...great hobby !
  20. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    Although E.A. Wright printed stamps, checks and other security documents, it only printed paper money during WWII. Most of the notes it printed were for French territories. Fred Schwan, the author of the MPC catalog, is an avid collector of E.A. Wright material. He wrote a short book on the company a few years ago.
  21. WhereEaglesDare

    WhereEaglesDare Junior Member

    Well, most (if not all) of the Pjhillipines currency was printed in the US (Phillie) when it was a US territory, and I have read where the US and British would print phoney Japanese Invasion Notes to pay mercenaries in the region, belittling the local economy. I have one such note (British printed), I don't have it scanned at the moment though.

    and BTW here is some more AMC notes I have
    http://r3.myphotos.cc/ww2-study/Allied - Military Currency/index.html

    Not many, but if you're into it.

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