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1940s Chinese Paper Money


“1940s Chinese Paper Money,” Madison Historical, accessed November 30, 2021,


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These seven bills of Chinese paper money were issued in the 1930s and 1940s by either the Bank of China or the Central Bank of China. They were brought to Madison County by an American soldier who was stationed in northern China immediately after World War II.

These bills were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. They were brought to class by the soldier's granddaughter, Dara Parks.


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  • Bethalto
  • military
  • World War II
  • China


  • Parks, Bonnie


Circa 1945 - 1948

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