This 10,000 dollars Hell banknote is a form of Joss money. Hell Bank notes are also called “Spirit Money” and are used in funeral ceremonies in many far-eastern countries to provide money and goods in the afterlife for the dead person.
Hell is not as the Christian faith believes it to be rather it simply designates where the souls of the departed reside. The banknotes are redeemable in the afterlife for goods and money as required.
These banknotes mimic the design and dimensions of the U.S. $10,000 banknotes. Salmon P. Chase has been replaced with the Jade Emperor.
Signatories to this note series are Yen Loo, the King of Hell, and Yu Wong, the Jade Emperor.
The rather grand pagoda on the reverse of this note and many others is often referred to as the Bank of Hell corporate HQ.
The Hell notes are many and varied and offer a colourful and inexpensive avenue of banknote collecting.