I got some foreign paper money from a family member. I am having trouble identifying it. I can't find anything online for it. I have attached some pictures. Any help would be most greatly appreciated. I understand this is a less common collecting area, just wanted to see if anyone had any clue. Thanks!2 years ago
Help with some (Chinese?) paper
those notes can only be one of two things. either bills made for training bankers and such, or hell notes.
im not in an position to be looking at these so i dont know to be honest.
might as well revise what i said. yes, those are almost definitely "hell money" notes,of witch were burned at a person's funeral to basically give them money to use in the afterlife.
A.J. I never seen or heard of these. But I like your answer. . Since I have no money when I'm alive I could use some in the afterlife. It's a good theory . Maybe I just learned somthing. Thanks A.J.2 years ago
There are a lot of very active collectors on the "American Numismatic Association Members" page on FB, I betcha they could identify what they are. Hell Notes is a good thought but those reverses make me think otherwise. If you are not already registered, you can do so easily since the main requirement is active ANA membership.
Don't know what they are, but the artwork is great.2 years ago
Thanks for your input! And yes Stumpy, I agree!2 years ago
Check Roberts World Money. He has a section on Chine FX and Coupon notes. I don't think they are hell notes. They have some kind of stamp on them. Hmm???2 years ago
I. R. Bama
The one stamp on the back of the note in the upper left corner is really interesting to me. It is different than any other stamp I have ever seen. The elongated oval makes it appear that it is a round stamp at an angle.
You might try a bank note identifier on line, or look through Chinese bank not images