Steps To Collecting Old Japanese Yen Paper Money

Written By :  NGDlover

Identify Old Japanese Yen Paper Money

At the First issue, Japanese money was mainly minted in coins. In 1868 the Japan government issued the money called “Dajokan Satsu”, but this currency was having short life circulation, because  soon after issued it was replaced by Yen paper banknote.  So, in order to secure your collecting activity,  you should consider some steps below :

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Step 1

Considering What Period of Currencies You Seek For

Crosscheck with official history of Japan Currency about it. Meiji government, for example, was on “Dajokan satsu” in 1868. The Currency was printed differently 1872, its come to the modern paper money print. In 1873, the National banknotes were issued by many Japanese banks in many  area .

During 1885 the Bank of Japan issued its first note which was backed by silver. Later in 1897, the bank notes were backed by gold. In 1942, The Bank of Japan issued new bank notes no longer backed by gold. In 1946 new banknotes were issued with a certificate sticker covered the note. Its all you can find in the Resources section for Old Japanese Yen currency pictures.

Step 2

Japanese money notes were printed differently on each its occupied countries

During Worldwar II, old Japanese money printed for each of occupied countries: Indonesia, Malay, Philippines, Burma and Oceania. At that time, It was called Military currencies and were issued by the Japanese government. The denomination and the name of the money is written in English on the front and back of the currencies.

Step 3

Check the government official printed on each papernote you interesting

This could be the standard prochedure, whenever you look for the notes, always find the official person printed on the banknote to identify. The portrait of Japan empress, emperor, prince and other royalties and government officials are printed on the front and back of its currencies. You have to crosscheck it with  Resources section on Japanese Official Bank.

Step 4

Dont Forget to See Numismatic publications

There are various publications you could found online and bookstores that giving information about old Japanese paper money. Look for catalogs and websites of it.

But. ..if you look for gold coin of Japan that very hard to find outside of Japan country, you can go to this Japanese gold coin. It will take you to Japanese Proof Sets and coin from Kyoto and Shimone.

With only 60,000 minted in 2009 (compared to MILLIONS of U.S. Proof Sets) they are scarce to start with, and Japanese collectors snap them up as soon as they are issued. Only a small quantity to offer and if you luck it could be yours.

Meanwhile, only 10% of Japan’s state quarters are released outside the country, so being able to offer the coins honoring two more states is quite a coup.  Kyoto State Quarter and Shimane State Quarter are kind of coins from Japan that difficult to find outside Japan.  Kyoto is the old capital and was founded in 794 A.D. But more important, it’s the headquarters of Nintendo®!, and Shimane Shimane is in the southwest and faces China. It is known as “the Home of Gods.”

◆History of Japanese Currencies ◆

Half tael 221.B.C
Wu Zhu Qian 2c.B.C

Wado Kaichin or Wado Kaiho 708
Kai Yuan Tong Bao 621

Man’nen Tsuho 760
Nyoyaku Shimpo 859
Engi Tsuho 907
Kengen Taiho 958

Xi Ning Yuan Bao 1068
Yuan You Tong Bao 1086
Huang Song Yuan Bao 1253
Yong Le Tong Bao 1408

Shichusen(Yuan Feng Tong Bao) 12`17c
Shichusen(Yong Le Tong Bao) 12`17c
Zenitsubo 16c

Koshu Kin
(Tsuyu Ichiryo Kin) 16c

Tensho Hishi Oban 1588
Tensho Naga Oban 1592
Hakata Gokuyo Gin 1593

Yamada Hagaki 1600
Echizen Fukuihan Ginsatsu 1666
Harima Himejihan Surumesatsu 1855
Musashi Okabehan Sensatsu 1857
Tosa Kochihan Kinsatsu 1866

Keicho Koban 1601
Kyoho Koban 1715
Gembun Koban 1736
Man’en Koban 1860

Hoei Yotsuho Chogin 1711
Meiwa Nanryo Nishu Gin 1772

A pack of 50 Tempo Kobans 19c
A pack of 3 Silver Coins 18`19c

Kan’ei Tsuho 1636
Kan’ei Tsuho Yon-mon Sen 1768
Tempo Tsuho Hyaku-mon Sen 1835

Keicho Oban 1601
Kyoho Oban 1725
Man’en Oban 1860

Dajokan Satsu 1868
Kyoto Provincial Note 1868

20 Yen Gold Coin 1871
1 Yen Gold Coin 1872
1 Yen Silver Coin 1871

Meiji Tsuho Satsu 1872
Revised Bill 1883
(Empress Jingu Note)

10 Yen Japanese National Banknote 1873
10 Dollars United States National Banknote 1864

10 Yen Bank of Japan Note 1885
1 Yen Silver Coin 1885

10 Yen Bank of Japan Note 1899
10 Yen Gold Coin 1897

10 Yen Bank of Japan Note 1899
10 Yen Bank of Japan Note 1943

10 Sen (Aluminum-Bronze) 1938
10 Sen(Aluminum) 1940
10 Sen(Tin) 1944
10 Sen Bank of Japan Note 1944
5 Sen Bank of Japan Note 1944

100 Yen Bank of Japan Note 1946


December 12, 2009 - Posted by | News of Currency

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