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JAPANESE COINS & CURRENCY


COPPER 1 MON COIN OF THE SHOGUNS OF JAPAN   

Japan 1 Mon Kanei Tsuho coinJapan 1 Mon with Edo MintmarkIn 1668 the Shoguns of Japan introduced a new variety of the copper 1 Mon coin which featured the Japanese character "bun" on the reverse, indicating the coin was made at the Edo (now Tokyo) mint. The obverse has the characters Kan Ei Tsu Ho, which some translate as "precious currency of the era of perpetual leniency". It was rumored that the coins were made from copper salvaged from a melted statue Buddhist statue that contained gold, which made the coins especially desireable.  Due to the special source of metal in these coins was also reputed to prevent the ill effects of tobacco when a pipe could be cast from them.  The coin continued to be made until 1700 and remained in circulation until 1873.  It is a notable and inexpensive coin of the Shoguns of Japan
Item JP-EDO JAPAN 1 MON EDO (TOKYO) MINTMARK (1668-1700) C1.2 VF $3.00



INEXPENSIVE OLD GOLD COIN OF THE SHOGUNS OF JAPAN  RestockedJapan gold 2 Shu (1860-69)

The Gold 2 Shu (Nishu) was minted from 1860 until 1869. It was one of the last coins issued by the once powerful Shoguns who ruled Japan until 1867.   The rectangular coin is approximately 11.5mm x 6.5mm and struck in an alloy of 23% gold, 77% silver.  Despite being over 150 years old it is one of the least expensive gold coins available to collectors today.
Item JP-AU2SHU JAPAN GOLD 2 SHU (1860-69)  XF $79.95



COINS OF OCCUPIED JAPAN Restocked

Japan 10 Sen & 50 Sen coins 1945-1948 Y68 & Y69This set includes two of the first coins Japan issued following its defeat in World War II, while it was under American occupation. They were some of the first Japanese coins to feature the denomination in western numerals. Both coins feature cherry blossoms, which signifies renewal, and the Imperial Chrysanthemum Seal representing the Emperor. The aluminum 10 Sen was minted only in 1945 and 1946, before it was discontinued due to inflation. One side features rice stalks and the denomination in Japanese. The other side depicts a cherry blossom and the denomination in western numerals. The brass 50 Sen was struck only in 1947 and 1948, before it too was discontinued due to a lack of buying power. The obverse features the denomination in Japanese within a wreath of cherry blossoms and the denomination in Japanese. The denomination in western numerals is on the reverse.
Item JP-POSTWAR2 JAPAN 10 & 50 SEN 1945-48 Y68 & Y69 UNC. $3.00




JAPAN SILVER 1000 YEN 1964 OLYMPIC COIN  

Japan 1000 Yen 1964 Olympics Y80Mount Fuji is featured on this attractive 1964 silver 1000 Yen coin.  The coin was issued to commemorate the Olympic Games that were held in Tokyo that year.  The reverse includes the denomination and the Olympic rings flanked by cherry blossoms. The coin is dated Year 39 of the Showa era, which corresponds to 1964.  With the Olympics returning to Tokyo, hopefully in 2021, it is expected that there will be an increased demand for this beautiful coin. The 35mm coin contains .5948 troy ounces of silver.
Item JP-1000Y-64 JAPAN 1000 YEN 1964 OLYMPICS Y80 UNC $39.75



NEWJAPAN MULTI-COLORED SILVER EARTHQUAKE RELIEF COINS 

Japan silver multi-color 1000 Yen Great East Japan Earthquake Relief 2015: Boat and Origami Crane
Japan issued these two multi-colored silver 1000 Yen coins in 2015 to help raise funds for the rebuilding effort after the Great East Japan Earthquake, also called the Tohoku Earthquake which occurred March 3, 2011.  The magnitude 9.1 earthquake was the largest ever recorded in Japan.  The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that may have reached heights over 130 feet (40.5m), traveled up to 6 miles (10km.) inland and led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.   As of 2015, when the coins were issued, almost a quarter of a million people were still displaced from their homes.  The first coin depicts a fishing boat with numerous flags and banners coming to the rescue.  Ears of rice are to the left It has a mintage of 60,000.   The second coin features an origami paper crane flying over the reconstruction zone.  It has a mintage of only 40,000.  Both coins have the same reverse depicting a tree and birds in flight.  The legend translates as "Let's do our best Japan".  The coins are dated Heisei ear year 27, which corresponds to 2015AD.  They are 40mm and contain 1 troy ounce of .999 silver and come in their original boxes with Certificates of Authenticity.
Item JP-BOAT JAPAN 1000 YEN 2015 BOAT Y242 PROOF $75.00
Item JP-CRANE JAPAN 1000 YEN 2015 CRANE Y243 PROOF $75.00



UNUSUAL FIBER COINS FROM WWII JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF CHINA  

Manchukuo 1 Fen 1945 Y13a "red fiber"Manchukuo 5 Fen 1944-1945 Red Fiber YA13a
Manchukuo was a Japanese puppet state carved out of Northeastern China prior to World War II.  Due to a severe metal shortage towards the end of the war, it issued these unusual 1 Fen and 5 Fen coins struck in a thick, red material rather than metal. The coins are dated in the year of the reign of Emperor Kang Te of Manchukuo.   Kang Te was formerly known as Pu Yi, who was the last Emperor of China until he was deposed in 1911. The Japanese used him as the figurehead leader for Manchukuo.  The 1 Fen struck only a single year; 1945.  The 5 Fen was struck in 1944 and 1945. Because the material used was relitively soft, the coins show considerable wear. These historic World War II coins are some of the few circulating non-metallic coins of the 20th century.  
Item MAN-1F MANCHUKUO 1 FEN 1945 Y13a G-VG 7.00
Item MAN-5F MANCHUKUO 5 FEN 1944-45 YA13a G-VG $7.00



JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR CHINA

5 YEN JAPANESE MILITARY NOTE FOR CHINA OVERPRINTED ON BANK OF JAPAN NOTE PM245 YEN JAPANESE MILITARY NOTE FOR CHINA OVERPRINTED ON MODIFIED JAPANESE NOTE PM25
Japan  issued Military Currency starting in 1938 for use in the areas of China that they occupied. Because civilians were forced to accept the Military Yen, which was not backed and could not be exchanged into Japanese Yen, it cost the Japanese government virtually nothing to purchase whatever they wanted. The initial issues of Military currency were created by overprinting Japanese homeland notes by putting a red line through the "Bank of Japan Convertible Silver Note" at the front, another line through the Bank of Japan seal on the back putting four large "Military Note" characters on both sides.  The next issue used modified homeland notes that did not have the the Bank of Japan inscriptions or seals.  Later notes were issued for China with the inscription Imperial Japanese Government without the Military note overprint. 
Item PM-CN-5Y-OVPT1 5 YEN JAPANESE MILITARY NOTE FOR CHINA ON BANK OF JAPAN NOTE PM24 F $6.00
Item PM-CN-5Y-OVPT2 5 YEN JAPANESE MILITARY NOTE FOR CHINA ON MODIFIED JAPANESE NOTE PM25 F $3.00



NEWJAPANESE INVASION MONEY

WWII Japanese Invasion notes: Burma 10 Rupees, Malaya 10 Dollars, Philippines 10 Pesos
As Japanese forces  conquered Burma, Malaya and the Philippines in World War II they introduced their own currency.  Anyone found with any other type of currency was subject to severe punishment.  As English was the official language of these three colonies, the notes were printed in English and were denominated in the currency that had been in circulation.  The notes were only labeled “THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT” without mentioning the colony.  The red 10 Rupee note for Burma depict the Ananda Temple in Bagan.  The dark blue and yellow 10 Dollar note for Malaya bananas, breadfruit and coconuts and a ship steaming in the horizon on the back.   The black and light blue Philippine 10 Pesos note depicts a banana plantation.
Item PM-JIM3 JAPANESE INVASION MONEY: BURMA 10 RUPEE, MALAYA $10 & PHILIPPINES 10 PESOS VF-AU $4.00
Item PM-JIM3x10 10 SETS OF THE ABOVE THREE JAPANESE INVASION MONEY VF-AU $22.50





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