5 Yen US Military Currency - A-Note

Features

Country Japan
Type Standard banknote
Year 1946
Value 5 Yen (5 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 112 × 66 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 68,
  • 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# 14-4
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
五      5
SERIES     A
100
 (serial number)
五      五
圓  FIVE YEN 圓
 A   SERIES 100           
5  軍票  五

Translation:
5
5 5
Yen Yen
5
Military currency

Reverse

Brown . Big ornament.

Lettering:
ISSUED PURSUANT TO
MILITARY PROCLAMATION

オ行き基に告布事軍

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1946) 
ND (1946)  H-prefix; replacement note

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