Cameron writes: I recently came into possession of an old oriental paper note. There is no date but I would guess it to be in the 20’s. It has no English words but it has a picture of a man(Emperor) on the left front and a temple on the right front. It has Japanese/Chinese writing all over. It has green printing with red stamps at the bottom left and right and red serial Numbers top right and left. The denomination is 5000. Do you have any idea as to what this is or some one who might? Thanx for your help.
You have a 1947 Republic of China 5000 Yuan note. The “man” on the left is Sun Yat-Sen, on the right is the P’ai-lou Gate. This is one of the post WW II inflation issues before economic chaos helped create the People’s Republic of China in 1948-1949. Value in average circulated condition $5-$10. Uncirculated examples are worth more. There are also several varieties.