10,000 Quan banknote
|Issuer||Imperial Bank of Kandorith|
|Issued||1590 (2008) - Present|
|Monetary Unit in||Empire of Kandorith, Kandorese Meisho Colony, Tenshi Island|
|Exchange Rate||௫1 = $1.95 USD|
銭50, ௫1, ௫10, ௫50, ௫100
銭25, 銭10, ௫5, ௫500
The Qúan(currency code: IKQ), represented by the symbol ௫, is the national currency of the Empire of Kandorith, the monetary unit reflects the meaning of the word Quan, in Kandorese it means "Gold" or "Value", that is why the current parliament found this word perfect to use for the new Kandorese monetary unit.
The notes come in only 3 varieties, the coins in 6 varieties, the "cents" or the Rán (銭), has 3 varieties.
Altough there's more coins than notes in the Kandorese monetary system, the banknotes are the most commonly used.
History of Kandorese Money
After the Golden Age of Kandorith the Saicho became the national currency for all provinces to pay with, traditionally these used to be coins forged from different metals with different historical figures as "heads" and "Tails"
The Saicho Naru(notes) were introduced around the year 1000, during the Hakuei Dynasty
Tough the introduction of bank notes, the traditional coin, barely changed.
Altough because of Meriath Ardon's change to the "Saicho" monetary unit, Kandorith had a Saicho from the Hakuei Dynasty, till 1520, after the Royal Blood took over the throne again in 1581, Emperor Uchi introduced a new monetary unit; The Quan
The Quan quickly got the support from the people, since it did not remind them of the opression they lived in, the Quan took the traditional use of the Saicho.
Regulation and Issue
Responsibility for the regulation and management of the Qúan is handled by the Imperial Bank of Kandorith, observed strictly by the administration board of finance, in the governmental palace, Kan City.
Denominations & Defining Features
The Qúan comes in the following denominations.
|Ichi Quan|| |
A newly sprouted tree
First harvest grain
|Jui Quan|| |
Kento temple of Therseias
|Tigo-jui Quan|| |
|Hyajo Naru Quan|| |
The Cyan Lotus blooming
|Tigo-hyajo Quan|| |
Imperial Kurenai flower
|Tjen Quan|| |
|Niyo-Tjen Quan|| |
The Yatagarasu Gate in Northern Yata
|Suten Quan|| |
Imperial Court advisor Saichoga Li-sho
Characteristics of the Qúan
The Qúan is printed on a polymer-PETX composite skin, so that the money cannot be ripped, scrunched or bent. This gives the illusion that the paper is printed on actual plastic. The money will still show signs of disfiguration, but tests have shown that polymer-based money like the Qúan stands up to wear and tear for a lot longer period than regular paper-based money or composite polymer/paper money
There's also several special issues of the Qúan, which were only produced and sold and/or in circulation for a short time.
A 10 Qúan note to celebrate the reign of Emperor Taji Uchi
The Qúan has three visible features of anti-counterfeiting. The most obvious is the holographic-metallic strike through the middle of most notes, apart from the 1,000 Qúan note, on which it is on the left of the note. (on the obverse, right on the reverse). There are numerous barcodes and related security codes on the back, Each note has complex ink ionisation process used to make it as good as impossible to reproduce a Qúan note.
There are numerous other non-visible features, such as microscopic helix patterns and macroscopic text reading "Imperial Bank of Kandorith [number of bill denomination]". The Imperial Bank of Kandorith also uses ink combinations for the note colours that are impossible to reproduce.
|The Great Empire of Kandorith|