(above) of 60 picturesque all
different food ration money, rice or grain
coupons (20th century - 1970s
through 1990s). Scenic, agricultural, industrial,
educational, cultural, historical, military and other
scenes on 55 coupons
and the other five coupons are without illustrations.
Some coupons are watermarked. Some coupons may have some
or oil spots, stains or smears. UNC (some XF-to-UNC).
Depicted are some of the 60 rice or grain ration money
coupons included in the set.
These food ration money coupons (rice coupons; grain
coupons) allow the bearer to buy a certain amount/weight
of rationed foodstuffs. Rationed foodstuffs included
rice, flour and cooking oils. These coupons are called
(grain and commodity ration coupons).
The average ration was 15 kilograms for a man and 13
kilograms for a woman each month, though it varied
with age, profession and location. Meat was much scarcer
and it was rationed at Ban Jin (0.25 kilogram or about
pound) per person per month.
These coupons were given per person, no matter how poor
or rich that person was, therefore these food ration
(also known as: rice coupons) are much scarcer than
Chinese Yuan banknotes.
The "Rice Coupon" set contains ration coupons
from and issued by the following provinces, cities and
Anyang prefecture (Henan province)
Bayanzhuoer (Inner Mongolia)
Benxi (a city in Liao Ning province)
Chengdu (the capital of Sichuan province)
Hebi (a city in Henan province)
Hejia (a small county in Henan province)
Jiamushi (a city in Inner Mongolia)
Jingzhou (a city in Liaoning province)
Qinghai (Tsinghai) province
Sinkiang (Xinjiang) Autonomous region (also bearing
Wuhan (the capital of Hebei province)
Xiangfan (a city in Hebei province)
Xining (the capital of Qinghai province)
XinXiang (a city in Henan province)
Yangzhou (a famous city in Jiangsu province)
picture is for reference only. It may not be exactly the
same image as the one for sale in the Price List or in our Store,
and its serial
numbers, signatures, dates etc. may vary, or this may be
our Museum's Gallery item (some gallery items may not
be available for sale).