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50 Cents "Banana Money" Japanese Government

Features

Country Malaya
(Malaysia)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1942
Value 50 Cents (0.50)
Currency Dollar (1939-1953)
Composition Paper
Size 120 × 58 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# M4
  • 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.

Obverse

THE
JAPANESE GOVERNMENT
PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND
FIFTY CENTS

府政國帝本日大

Lettering: Sun Palm

Reverse

Guilloches

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  32% PM4a; Block letters MA, MB
1942  68% PM4b; Block letters MC-MT

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Banknotes Malaya 50 Cents "Banana Money" (Japanese Government)