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CHINA

MANDCHOUKOUO / manshūkoku (満州国)

Manchukuo was a puppet state in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia, which was governed under a form of constitutional monarchy. The area, collectively known as Manchuria by westerners and Japanese, was designated by China's erstwhile Qing Dynasty as the "homeland" of the ruling family's ethnic group, the Manchus, but the Manchus themselves never used "Manchuria" as a place name to refer to the area. In 1931, the region was seized by Japan following the Mukden Incident and a pro-Japanese government was installed one year later with Puyi, the last Qing emperor, as the nominal regent and emperor. Manchukuo's government was abolished in 1945 after the defeat of Imperial Japan at the end of World War II. The territories formally claimed by the puppet state were first seized in the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in August 1945, and then formally transferred to Chinese administration in the following year.

Manchukuo 100 Yuan ND / 1933 series: 331378 grade: VF cat: J 128 comment: Manchukuo literally: "State of Manchuria" was a puppet state in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia founded in 18 february 1932. Observe: at left Mandchurian's flag - on front right the Qinmin palace office of the Emperor Puyi, was used to receive ambassadors and foreign consuls. added: 43 months ago
Manchukuo 1 Yuan ND / 1937 series: 283 s.no: 0643547 grade: XF+ cat: J 130b comment: Observe: T'ien Ming at right (japanese imperator 18th century) - 7-digit serial number.Reverse: Green landscape unknow ? added: 43 months ago
Manchukuo 1 Yuan ND / 1944 series: 50 s.no: 0504074 grade: VF+ cat: J 135b comment: Dominant color purple - 7-digit serial number. added: 43 months ago
Manchukuo 1 Yuan ND / 1944 series: 72 grade: VF+ cat: J 135b comment: like # J135a but without serial number added: 43 months ago
Manchukuo 100 Yuan ND / 1938 series: 36 s.no: 0169054 grade: VF+ cat: J133b comment: (Man Chou Chung Yan Yin Hang / Central Bank of Manchukuo) . 7 digit serial #. FRONT : Temple of Confucius, Qufu BACK: Sheep added: 9 months ago
Manchukuo 5 Yuan ND / 1944 series: 4 s.no: 0044529 grade: VF- cat: J 136a comment: Observe : Lucky Dragon at right - Man Unknow ? Reverse: Manchukuo state concil in Hsinkging (today Changchun) added: 43 months ago
Manchukuo 10 Yuan ND / 1944 series: 118 grade: VF+ cat: J 137c comment: Observe : In chinese caracter's (Man Chou Chung Yan Yin Hang / Central Bank of Manchukuo) - on right portrait of Ch'ien Lung (1711-1796), the sixth emperor of the Manchu dynasty - not to be confused with Cai Shen "god of wealth". Reverse : Central Bank of Manchukuo building, Hsinkging (today Changchun). added: 43 months ago
Manchukuo 100 Yuan ND / 1944 series: 32 s.no: 0373421 grade: F+ cat: J138x comment: Observe : at left the Ta Ch'eng Tien building - "Hall of great accomplishments _ at right "Confucius". Reverse : view of Men and donkey carts by storage silos at center. added: 43 months ago
Manchukuo 50 Fen (or 5 Chiao) ND / 1941 series: 87 grade: XF+ cat: J141 comment: Observe : portrait of Ch'ien Lung (1711-1796), the sixth emperor of the Manchu dynasty # J 137c - Reverse : at left unk Pavillon ? added: 43 months ago