Grain coupon is a grain purchase certificate issued by China in a specific economic period from 1950s to 85s. The earliest types of tickets in China were food stamps, edible oil tickets, cloth tickets and so on. Grain stamps as a practical securities, used in China for more than 40 years, with the development of society, it has withdrawn from the stage of history and become a new favorite of collectors. At that time, food stamps could only be purchased. In fact, ticket supply was not the earliest adopted in China. After the October Revolution, the Soviet Union adopted a planned distribution of commodities and issued various commodity tickets, the earliest of which was the footwear ticket of 1916. The United States also issued a variety of commodity certificates during World War II when commodities were in short supply, and there were many kinds of certificates, including those of the nature of food stamps. Some countries still use the way of coupon supply, such as DPRK and Vietnam.
The grain ticket itself is a worthless certificate, but it can be purchased at the national price. In fact, the grain ticket has become a kind of negotiable securities. The face value of the grain coupon is equal to the difference between the national grain price and the market price. After 1993, China has cancelled the use of food stamps, food stamps quickly entered the ranks of collections, the national collection of "food" lovers are also expanding. Over the past two years, Hong Kong, Macao SAR and some European and American countries have been competing for the collection of Chinese grain tickets at high prices. As time goes on, the market of grain ticket collection will also rise. As long as we grasp the basic principles of collecting grain stamps, it is very promising to invest and collect grain stamps. Grain stamps have been the second "currency" in China for 40 years. It reflects the social and economic conditions of various historical periods in China, and has important research value and collection value.