20 Sen


Issuer Japan
Issuing entity Great Imperial Japanese Government
Emperor Taishō (1912-1926)
Type Standard banknote
Years 6-8 (1917-1919)
Calendar Japanese - Taishō era
Value 20 Sen (0.20 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 92 × 58 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 31 August 1948
Number N# 264735
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 47,
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# 11-39
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 green underprint.
Red seal of the Minister of Finance at left; denomination in center; as numeral at right.

拾貳              拾貳
   幣紙府政國帝本日大  {34}
 大大          20
 臣蔵   錢拾貳
拾貳 造幣局刷印府政國帝本日大 拾貳

Twenty   twenty
Great Imperial Japanese Government note
Minister of Finance
Twenty sen
Issued in the year 7 of Taishō
Printed by the Great Japan Imperial Government Printing Bureau
Twenty   twenty


Denomination in Japanese and counterfeiters warning in big guilloche.

 錢 拾 貳


 錢 拾  貳

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

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
6 (1917)  14% P#47a - 年六正大
7 (1918)  100% P#47b - 年七正大
8 (1919)  0% P#47b - 年八正大

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