10 Sen


Issuer Japan
Issuing entity Great Imperial Japanese Government
Emperor Taishō (1912-1926)
Type Standard banknote
Years 6-10 (1917-1921)
Calendar Japanese - Taishō era
Value 10 Sen (0.10 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 86 × 54 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 31 August 1948
Number N# 217571
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 46,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
JNDA# 11-40
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.


Black on orange underprint.
Red seal of the Minister of Finance at left; denomination in center; as numeral at right.

拾              拾
   幣紙府政國帝本日大  {7}
 大大          10
 臣蔵   錢拾
拾 造幣局刷印府政國帝本日大 拾

Ten   ten
Great Imperial Japanese Government note
Minister of Finance
Ten sen
Issued in the year 6 of Taishō
Printed by the Great Japan Imperial Government Printing Bureau
Ten   ten


Denomination in Japanese and counterfeiters warning in big guilloche.

 錢  拾


 錢  拾

Ten sen
Those who counterfeit these banknotes, or know them to be counterfeit and use them, shall be subject to the laws of Japan.
Ten sen

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
6 (1917)  0% P#46a - 年六正大
7 (1918)  21% P#46b - 年七正大
8 (1919)  31% P#46b - 年八正大
9 (1920)  38% P#46c - 年九正大
10 (1921)  34% P#46c - 年十正大

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 SenPicture 1 of a sold 10 Sen
Auction 62
Lot 670
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Jun 21, 2022 9 (1920) – P#46c - 年九正大 AU USD 19.58
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