50 Sen US Military Currency - A-Note

50 Sen (US Military Currency - A-Note) -  obverse50 Sen (US Military Currency - A-Note) -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Type Standard banknote
Year 1946
Value 50 Sen (0.50 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 78 × 66 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 64,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.
JNDA# 14-6
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2017. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 9784930810212.

Obverse

Black on light blue underprint and blue text, large A in underprint.

Lettering:
MILITARY CURRENCY
SERIES  錢 拾 五 50 SEN
100        A
拾五  A 11893001 A
  A
  FIFTY SEN
    SERIES 100 50   
         SEN
    軍票

Translation:
50 sen
50
Military currency

Reverse

Brown. Ornament and oak twigs.

Lettering:
オ行き基に告布事軍

ISSUED PURSUANT TO
MILITARY PROCLAMATION

Translation: Issued pursuant to military proclamation

Comments

Initially printed in the U.S.A., subsequently printed in Japan.
A-Notes were never legal tender for Japanese citizens and circulated only a few weeks in Japan in 1946.
They were also legal tender in Korea from September, 1945 until June, 1946.

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ND (1946)  100%
ND (1946)  0% H-prefix; replacement note

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