50 Sen US Military Currency - B-Note

Features

Issuer Japan
Type Standard banknote
Year 1945
Value 50 Sen (0.50 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 78 × 66 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 15 May 1958
Number N# 203391
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 65,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.
JNDA# 14-14
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
MILITARY CURRENCY
SERIES  錢 拾 五 50 SEN
100        B
拾五  (serial number)
  B
  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.
Notes with B underprint were legal tender for Japanese citizens from September 1945 until July 1948.
B yen were used in Okinawa until 1958.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1945)  $ 1.92 $ 1.92 $ 1.92 96%
ND (1945)  0% H-prefix; replacement note

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Sen (US Military Currency - B-Note)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Sen (US Military Currency - B-Note)
Katz
Auction 62
Lot 675
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 Undetermined USD 8.72
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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