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Title: Chinese paper money
Call Number: Coll163
Dates: 1375
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English, Chinese
Abstract: Consists of one piece of Chinese paper money called Ta Ming T'ung Hang Pao Ch'ao, or Great Ming General Use Precious Money. It is dated 1375, from the reign of the first Ming Emperor, Hung Wu (1367-1398). Money is printed on blue paper measuring 33.5 X 22 cm.
Citation: Chinese paper money, Collection 163, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Item appears to have been bought at auction, as pages from an auction catalog and name/description tag are housed alongside it. Otherwise, accession information is unknown.

Processing Note

Money was housed between tissue paper and acid free board in a folder with other manuscripts and records. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #15.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

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Subject Headings


Money -- China

Paper money -- China -- 14th century

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