10 Dollars "Banana Money" Japanese Government

10 Dollars "Banana Money" (Japanese Government) -  obverse10 Dollars "Banana Money" (Japanese Government) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Malaya (Malaysia)
Period Japanese occupation (1941-1945)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1942-1944
Value 10 Dollars (10)
Currency Dollar (1939-1953)
Composition Paper
Size 160 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 203104
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# M7
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera); Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba); Bananas; Pineapple (Ananas comosus) and other tropical plants.

Lettering:
THE
JAPANESE
GOVERNMENT
PROMISES TO PAY TO THE BEARER
ON DEMAND
TEN DOLLARS
府政國帝本日大

Reverse

Scenery with steamship on horizon and palm trees. Guilloche pattern, rosettes and frames.

Watermark

Repetitive re-curved ornaments

Comments

No signatures
Security Thread Absent

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1942-1944)  16% P# M7a, Block letters with serial #
ND (1942-1944)  $ 0.67 $ 3.49 $ 1.43 $ 2.95 51% P# M7b, Block letters MB-MP without serial #, vertical upstrokes and downstrokes of "M" in Block letter
ND (1942-1944)  $ 3.49 36% P# M7c, Block letters without serial #, sloping upstrokes and downstrokes on "M" in Block letter
ND (1942-1944)  0% P# M7s, specimen with red MIHON overprint

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