As "everyone" knows, paper money was invented in China (unless one wishes to entertain the Iranian claim - in Iran they claim to have invented everything including speech and bipedal posture - and they may just be correct, anyway...).  For a couple of generations the scholars thought that it began as a Yuan (Mongol) dynasty expedient to promote (and profit from) inflation, but now printing blocks have been found with Tang legends, so we know that paper money is about 1400 years old at least.  This is beside the point as far as this page goes.
    Notes on this page were printed directly by a government or a government sponsored bank, or are otherwise listed in the major English language references.

CHINA, Ta Ching Government Bank, 1 dollar P-A86a 1.6.1907, HANKOW, aVG $62.00 sold
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