20 Yen

20 Yen -  obverse20 Yen -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Issuing bank Bank of Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1931
Value 20 Yen (20 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 152 × 87 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-02-1946
References P# 41,
  • 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# 11-45
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 green underprint.
Danzan Shrine on the left and portrait of Fujiwara Kamatari on the right

Lettering:
20 470253    {5} 20
  券換究行銀本日
  日 貳 相此
  本 拾 渡券
  銀 圓 可引
  行   申換
      候に
       金
       貨
       貳
       拾
       圓
20 {5}    470253 20
造幣局刷印閣内府政國帝本日大

Translation:
Bank of Japan convertible note
Bank of Japan
Twenty yen
This bill can be exchanged for twenty yen in gold.

Imperial Government of Japan Cabinet Printing Bureau

Reverse

Blue and brown.
View on the Danzan shrine at the left.

Lettering:
20       20
 券換究行銀本日
        貳
    20   拾
        圓       
   20 YEN
20       20

Translation:
Bank of Japan convertible note
Twenty yen
20 yen

Watermark

20 and a paulownia pattern

Comments

The Danzan, Tanzan or Tōnomine shrine traces its origin to temple built by the monk Jo'e, the oldest son of Fujiwara no Kamatari (614 – 669), founder of the Fujiwara clan.

Start of issue: 21st July Shōwa 6 (1931)
Block numbers: 1-25

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1931)  P#41a
ND (1931)  P#41s1 - specimen with overprint and perforated: 見本
ND (1931)  P#41s2 - specimen with small red 見本 stamps, SPECIMEN on reverse; regular serial #
ND (1931)  P#41s3 - specimen with small blue 見本 stamps, SPECIMEN on ob- & reverse; regular serial #

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