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The 'Time Travel X Banknote' NFT - from 1907 to 1912

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

"Time Travel X Banknote NFT" is the latest NFT Project developed by IZBLU Labs in collaboration with BOAX team to animate very rare and precious ancient Chinese banknotes owned by the renowned collector Mr. Norman Lin. All these banknotes have been professionally authenticated by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) - the world's largest and most trusted third-party grading service for paper money.

IZBLU Labs selected the most representative periods from Chinese history, curated graphically interesting samples from those periods and turned them into fascinating animated NFT artworks as if people can time travel back to the eras depicted by the banknotes and see the action for themselves.

5 Taels issued by Tian Jin Sino-Russian Dao Sheng Bank (1907)

After the Opium War, capitalist countries began to set up banks in China. The Russo-Chinese Bank (華俄銀行) was a foreign bank representing Russian interest in China during the period between Qing Dynasty and Republic of China. On August 28, 1896, China joined the bank as a partner for the construction of China Eastern Railway. The bank was renamed to Sino-Russian Righteousness Victory Bank (華俄道勝銀行).

On this banknote, there’s a two-storied brick and wood structure that was designed in typical classical Russian style. Today this building is used by The People’s Bank of China. The interior wooden decor is well preserved and is as elegant indoors as its exterior.

One Yuan issued by Bank of China (1909)

The Ta-Ching Government Bank (大清銀行) was the name of the Bank of China as a government agency of the Manchu Qing dynasty until the empire's dissolution in 1911. The Ta-Ching Government Bank was the first national bank in the history of China and served as both the country's central bank as well as a commercial bank to finance projects.

The portrait of Li Hongzhang printed on the left of the front side and the picture of train and village on the right. Li Hongzhang was a Chinese politician, general and diplomat of the late Qing dynasty.

500 Cents issued by the Bank of Communications (1912)

After the Revolution of 1911, the Bank of Communications obtained the status of a national bank in the Beiyang government, with privileges such as managing the national treasury, managing national loans, issuing exchange certificates, and handling the domestic/foreign exchange.

On this banknote, the ship, train depot and station, and steam passenger train are depicting the industrial development in China in the early 20th Century.

The collection is available on Opensea: Buyers of this edition will receive a high-res scan of the original Bank Note authenticated by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) with PMG seal, the NFT in HD as well as owning the IP rights of this edition of the NFT.

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