Monday, 28 January 2008

Paper Money History: The Beginning of the 20th Century 1900 - 1920

The 20th Century was the period when Paper Money really came into its own. All nations issued paper money, which had become accepted internationally, a monetary system evolved with each country running its own central bank. The paper money were now more often issued by the government via its central bank.

Over 200 countries issued Paper Money in the 20th Century, between 1914 and 1920 alone 20 countries issued paper money a direct result of the end of World War One. Below is a list of the countries and the paper money currencies issued between 1900 and 1920.


No. Date Country Issuing Authority Banknotes Issued

1. 1902 Bolivia Tesoreria de la Republicade Bolivia 50 centavos, 1,5,10,20 bolivianos

2. 1903 French West Africa Banque de L’Afrique Occidental 5,50,100,500,1000 francs

3. 1903 Turks & Caicos Government of Turks & Caicos 5,10 shilling,1 pound

4. 1905 East Africa East Africa Protectorate 5,10,20,50,100,500 rupees

5. 1905 German East Africa Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Bank 5,10,50,100,500 rupien

6 1905 Macao Banco National Ultramarino 1,5,10,25,50,100 pacatas

7. 1905 Trinidad & Tobago Government of Trinidad & Tobago 1,2 dollar

8. 1907 Kiao Chau Deutsch-Asiatische Bank 1,5,10,25,50,200,500 dollars

9. 1907 Switzerland Schweizerische Nationalbank 50,100,500,1000 franken

10. 1908 Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 1,5,10,20,50,100,500 rupees.

11. 1909 Portuguese Guinea Banco Nacional Ultramarino 1,2.5,5,10,20,50 mil reis

12. 1910 Australia Government Treasury 1,5,10,50 pounds

13. 1910 Morocco State Bank of Morocco 4,20 rials

14. 1910 Papua New Guinea Bank of New South Wales 1,5,10 pounds

15. 1910 Timor Banco Nacional Ultramarino 1,5,10,20 pacatas

16. 1912 China - Republic Bank of China 1,5,10 dollars

17. 1912 Montenegro Treasury 1,2,5,10,50,100 perpera

18. 1912 Tibet Government of Tibet 5,10,15,25,50 tam

19. 1913 Albania Albania Railway 5,10 para, ½ , 1 grush

20. 1913 Djibouti Bank of Indochina 5,20,100 francs

22. 1914 Bermuda Bermuda Government 1 pound

23. 1914 Cameroon Treasury Notes 5,50,100 mark

24. 1914 Cyprus Government of Cyprus 1,5 pounds

25. 1914 Danzig City Council 50 pfennig, 1,2,3 mark

26. 1914 German New Guinea Treasury (Australian) 5,10,20,50,100 marks

27. 1914 German S.W. Africa Kassenschein 5,10,20,50,100 marks

28. 1914 Gibraltar Government of Gibraltar 2,10 shillings,1,5,50 pounds

29. 1914 Hungary Royal Hungarian War Loan Bank 250,2000,10000 korona

30. 1914 Madagascar Governor General 5,10,20 francs

31. 1914 Malta Government of Malta 5,10 shillings, 1,5,10 pounds

32. 1914 Seychelles Government of Seychelles 50 cents, 1,5,10 rupees

33. 1914 Tahiti Bank of Indochina 5,20,100 francs

34. 1915 Barbados Government of Barbados 1 pound

35. 1915 Ethiopia Bank of Abyssinia 5,10,50,100,500 thalers

36. 1916 British West Africa West Africa Currency Board 1,2,5,10,20 shillings

37. 1916 Solomon Isles Government of British Solomon

Islands

5,10 shillings,1,5 pounds

38. 1917 Dahomey Colony of Dahomey 0.50, 1 franc

39. 1917 French Equatorial

Africa

Government General 50 centimes, 1,2 francs

40. 1917 French Sudan Colony of French Sudan 0.50,1,2 francs

41. 1917 Guinea Colony of French Guinea 0.50, 1 franc

42. 1917 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Colony 0.50, 1,2 franc

43. 1917 Russia-Provisional Government

Government Credit Notes 5,250,1000 rubles

44. 1917 Ukraine Central Rada 100 karbovantsiv

45. 1917 Upper Senegal & Niger

Government General 0.50,1,2 francs

46. 1918 Jamaica Treasury 2/6d, 5,10 shillings

47. 1918 Nigeria Government of Nigeria 1,10,20 shillings

48. 1918 Russia-Socialist Federated Soviet Republic

State Treasury Notes 25,50,100,500 rubles

49. 1918 Uzbekistan Treasury 20,60,100,200,300,500,1000,2000,

3000, 5000 tengas

50. 1919 Afganistan Treasury 1,5,50,100 rupees.

51. 1919 Armenia Government Bank 5,10,25,100,250,500,1000 rubles

52. 1919 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Republic 25,50,100,250 rubles

53. 1919 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Republic 10,10,50,100,1000 koruna

54. 1919 Estonia Republic of Estonia Treasury Notes 5,10,20,50 penni,

1,3,5,10,25,100,500,1000 marka

55. 1919 Fiume Citta di Fiume 1,2 kronen

56. 1919 French Oceania Chambre de Commerce 25,50 centimes, 1,2, franc

57. 1919 Georgia Treasury 25,100,500,1000,5000 rubles

58. 1919 Lithuania Lietuvos Ukio Bankas 50,100,500,1000 Ost. Markiu

59. 1919 Saar Mines Domaniales de la Sarre 50 centimes, 1 franc

60. 1919 South Korea Bank of Chosen 5,10,100 won

61. 1919 Syria Bank of Syria 5,25,50,100,500 piastres

62. 1919 Yugoslavia Ministry of Finance 10,20,50,100,1000 kronen

63. 1920 Grenada Government of Grenada 2/6d, 5,10 shilings

64. 1920 Lietchtenstein Duchy of Lietchtenstein 10,20,50 heller

65. 1920 Monaco Principality of Monaco 25,50 centimes, 1 franc

66. 1920 St. Lucia Government of St Lucia 5,10 shillings

67. 1920 Western Samoa Government of Samoa 10 shillings

Hungary Paper Money: 1000 Korona 1920

2 comments:

yuri said...

Western Samoa (NZ administered territory) issued its first notes in 1915 (not 1920) with the overprinted BNZ one pound note .

Term Papers said...

Its always good to see historical thing and know about them more.