This week we are looking at a nice note from Taiwan. Taiwan’s official title is the Republic of China. It is not part of China, but there seems to be some debate over which of the two countries is the real China. Only about 2.3% of the Taiwanese population is native to Taiwan. The remainder of the population is ethnically Chinese. Taiwan is a densely populated country with 23 million people living there.

Taiwan 10 Yuan p1984 is a red note with Chinese text. The front of the note shows Sun Yat-sen. The back of the note displays the Presidential office located in Taipei. There is no security thread or watermark for this note. This paper note has no signature and was introduced in 1978.

Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese political leader, physician and philosopher. He had Three Principles of the People: nationalism, democracy and welfare of the people. Sun Yat-sen was widely revered in both China and Taiwan. Despite being widely approved of, Sun Yat-sen was frequently exiled during his political career. He wanted to see China united as one nation and independent from foreign influences; however, warlords did not agree. Unfortunately, Sun Yat-sen died from cancer before he could see the unity of China.

The presidential office’s construction in 1912 and wasn’t completed until 1919. The building was designed by architect Uheiji Nagano during Japanese rule of Taiwan. It is located in Taiwan’s capital- Taipei. It originally housed the Governor-General until the building was damaged during Allied bombings in World War II. After the war, it was restored and became the Presidential Office.  

This lovely paper note displays Sun Yat-sen who was a revered political leader. On the back is an image of the Presidential Office in Taipei. The red note is simple in design, but rich in history. Head to our website to see more on this note and to check out other notes like it.

Country: Taiwan
Denomination: 10 Yuan
Pick #: 1984
Year: 1976
Grade: UNC
Coloration: Red/Pink
Depictions: Dr. Sun Yat-sen; Presidential Office building
Note Size: 6″ x 2 1/2″
Continent: Asia and the Middle East
Watermark: None Discernible