100 Yen

100 Yen -  obverse100 Yen -  reverse

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Country Japan
Issuing bank Bank of Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1946
Value 100 Yen
100 JPY = 0.96 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 162 × 93 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 89,
  • 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# 11-64
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.


Black on lilac underprint of leaves.
Black control and serial #.
Yumedono (The Hall of Dreams) of the Hōryū-ji tempel at left; portrait of Prince Shotoku at right.

百 082636        {24} 百
圓    券行銀本日

  日    圓
100 {24}       763472 100

100 yen    100
Bank of Japan note
One hundred yen
Bank of Japan
Empire of Japan Printing Bureau


Nippon Ginko logo on top; Hōryū-ji temple in center with value in Japanese.

100      100
   圓 百

Bank of Japan note
One hundred yen


Arabesque phoenix design at left (P#89a) or brocade pattern of Kiri leaves (P#89b)


Start of issue: 25th February Shōwa 21 (1946)
End of issue: 5th June Shōwa 31 (1956)

Block # at upper right and lower left, serial # at upper left and lower right.

Many different paper colors
Hikone print factory 42

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1946)  93% P#89a - kiri leaves watermark
ND (1946)  8% P#89b - phoenix watermark
ND (1946)  0% P#89s1 - specimen with SPECIMEN overprint; kiri leaves watermark
ND (1946)  3% P#89s2 - specimen with small 見本 stamping; regular block #; kiri leaves watermark

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