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1 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note 1999 edition

1 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note 1999 edition

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Size: 130 x 63mm
Main color: Yellow-green
Issue date: 30 July 2004
Year of printing: 1999

1 Chinese Yuan obverse 1 Chinese Yuan reverse

The 1 Chinese Yuan Renminbi note is a denomination of Chinese currency. A Chinese communist revolutionary, politician and socio-political theorist Mao Zedong commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976) and an Orchid flower are currently featured on the obverse of the note. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon at West Lake.

Security Features:

Security features can help you to tell if a 1 Chinese Yuan edition 1999 banknote is fake or real.

1 chinese yuan specimen obverse 1 chinese yuan specimen reverse

1.Serial number

1 chinese yuan renminbi Serial number

The two-colored serial number has four red and six black characters.

2.Orchid watermark

10 chinese yuan renminbi watermark

Hold the note to light and look for the watermark, similar to the Orchid flower. The watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the note.

3. Portrait of Chairman Mao

Some parts of portrait of Chairman Mao are made by intaglio printing and feels raised when running your finger over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail.

4. Raised print touch lines

1 chinese yuan Raised print touch lines

Lines printed in the right of the 1 Renminbi/ yuan note, made by intaglio printing feel raised.

5.Latent image

1 chinese yuan renminbi Latent image

When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "1" appears at the top right of the note.

6. Intaglio printing

1 chinese yuan renminbi Intaglio printing

Special printing makes the ink feel raised in some areas of the note.


1 chinese yuan renminbi microtext

The letters, 'RMB", and the numeral, "1" can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass on the reverse of the note.