5 Yen US Military Currency - B-Note

5 Yen (US Military Currency - B-Note) -  obverse5 Yen (US Military Currency - B-Note) -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Type Standard banknote
Year 1945
Value 5 Yen (5 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 112 × 66 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 05-15-1958
References P# 69,
  • 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# 14-12
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 B in underprint.

Lettering:
MILITARY CURRENCY
五      5
SERIES     B
100
 A 21001338 A
五      五
圓  FIVE YEN 圓
 B   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.
Notes with B underprint were legal tender for Japanese citizens from September 1945 until July 1948.
B yen were used in Okinawa until 1958.

Notes with an H-preffix are replacement notes

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1945)  89% P-69a; Serial# A-A
ND (1945)  11% P-69b; Serial# B-B

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