Despite the turbulence and strife of 19th century Chinese politics, the financial sector remained largely unscathed. In 1889, the Imperial Bank of China introduced Chinese 100 Yuan bills into the government-regulated Chinese banking system. Each brilliant, stunning coin has a unique image of a Chinese ruler, dynastic king, and or national leader ingrained on its face, providing a fascinating glimpse into history. When shopping on eBay, you can find brand new, uncirculated, and pristine banknotes of this denomination. The beautiful series of Chinese 100 Yuan notes includes the rare and popular 1941 100 Yuan. This year marks the introduction of the Yuan in paper form into the Chinese system of currency. Issued by the Central Bank of China, it features an intricately detailed portrait of Sun Yat-Sen. Another particularly stunning note is the Chinese 100 Yuan 2000. This commemorative note has a magnificent Chinese dragon on its obverse, and an image of the China Millennium Monument in Yuyuantan Park, Beijing, on its reverse.