JAPAN Paper Money INDEX,
1600 - Present Issues

 
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Chief of State,
Emperor
皇帝:
明仁
AKIHITO
7.1.1989 - present


Head of Government,
Prime Minister
首相:
安倍 晋三
Shinzō ABE
26.12.2012 - present

 日本国,  JAPAN Banknotes, 1600 - Present Issues

日本国 NIHON-KOKU
Japan

11.2.660BC JPN; 646 Nippon; 1192 Shogunate; 1392 JPN; 1603 Tokugawa; 1890 Great JPN Empire; 1945-52 Allied Occupation;
7.5.1947 State of Japan
 JPN currency 1600 >
The first banknotes of Japan were issued in 1600 by private shogunates.
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Numbers
Denominations Dates

Issuing Authority

日本国
State of Japan

1392 State of Japan established; 12.2.1603 Tokugawa clan assumes the Shogunate and  4.1.1868  abolished; 3.1.1868 Meiji Restoration

Private Banks Issues

N1 N.1 5 Fun
(1/2 Momme silver)
1600-14 越智チョウ、山田
Ochi Chou, Yamada
Images Needed N5 N.5 1 Momme silver 1615-24 徳川 秀忠
Tokugawa Hidetada, Genma Period
N10 N.10 10 Momme silver 1661-73 福井藩、越前
Fukui Clan, Echizen
Images Needed N20 N.20 - N.500 - 1688-1911 諸藩の発行
Various Clan (Hansatsu) Issues

Provincial ? Issues

N510 N.510 - N.550 - 1801 熊本藩  肥後藩  Kumamoto Domain,
Higo Province ? Issues

大日本帝國 Dai Nippon Teikoku
Greater Japanese Empire

3.1.1868 Greater Japanese Empire established

Government / Private Bank Issues

S101 P.S101 - P.S148 1 Rin - 4 Sen 8 Rin 1872 財務省 Oin-Satsu
Ministry of Finance Overprint Issues
Images Needed S150 P.S150 - P.S153 1 - 25 Ryo 1867 財務省
Ministry of Finance, Edo - Yokohama Bakafu
Images Needed S154 P.S154 - P.S158 1 - 200 Ryo 1867 江戸&関東の8つの州
Edo & Eight Provinces of Kanto
S159 P.S159 - P.S161 1 Fun - 1 Ryo 1867 兵庫港開発、神戸
Hyogo Port Development, Kobe
S162 P.S162 - P.S166 1 Shu - 10 Ryo 1868 太政官-さつ  (Dajokan-Satsu)
Cabinet Notes
S167 P.S167 - P.S170 1 Shu - 2 Bu 1869 土木部ノート (Minbusho-Satsu)
Civil Department Notes
Images Needed S171 P.S171 - P.S179 - 1871-72 様々な
Various
S180 P.S180 - P.S182 3 Momme - 25 Ryo 1869 外換銀行の問題 - 東京
Exchange Bank Issues - Tokyo
Images Needed S183 P.S183 - P.S202 - 1869-71 様々な
Various
S203 P.S203 - P.S211 10 Mexican Dollars - 1,000 Dollars 1870-72 横浜 / 横浜 銀行
Yokohama /
Yokohama Bank
S224 P.S224 25 Dollars 1866 西インドの中央銀行
Central Bank of Western India
Images Needed S228 P.S228 - P.S260 - 1860-86 様々な
Various

Government Issues

1 P.1 - P.9 10 Sen - 100 Yen 1872  大日本政府 - 財務省
Great Japanese Government -
Ministry of Finance
10 P.10 - P.14 1 - 20 Yen 1873 注循環大日本帝国
Great Imperial Japanese Circulating Note
15 P.15 - P.19 20 Sen - 10 Yen 1882-83 大日本帝国政府の注意
Great Imperial Japanese Government Note
20 P.20 - P.21 1 - 5 Yen 1877-78 大日本帝国国立銀行
Great Imperial Japanese National Bank
22 P.22 - P.25 1 - 100 Yen 1885-86 日本銀行の銀転換社債は、
Bank of Japan Silver Convertible Notes
26 P.26 - P.30 1 - 100 Yen 1889-1916 日本銀行の銀転換社債は、
Bank of Japan Silver Convertible Notes
31 P.31 - P.37 5 - 100 Yen 1889-1917 日本転換ゴールドノートの銀行
Bank of Japan
Convertible Gold Notes
37A P.37A - P.42 5 - 200 Yen 1927-31 日本転換ゴールドノートの銀行
Bank of Japan Convertible Gold Notes
43 P.43 - P.45 5 - 1,000 Yen 1942-45 日本転換ゴールドノートの銀行
Bank of Japan Convertible Gold Notes
46 P.46 - P.48 10 - 50 Sen 1917-22 大日本帝国政府の注意
Great Imperial Japanese Government Note
49 P.49 - P.57 5 Sen - 100 Yen 1943-44 日本銀行券
Bank of Japan
58 P.58 - P.59 50 Sen 1938 大日本帝国政府の注意
Great Imperial Japanese Government Note
60 P.60 - P.61 50 Sen 1945-48 帝国日本政府
Imperial / Japanese Government
SB201 SB.201 - SB2066 1 Sen - 100 Yen 1942-44 財務戦争の問題
Financing the War: Savings/Patriotic/Treasury Bonds,
Military Issues, POW Canteen Tickets

日本の占領
Allied Occupation

2.9.1945 - 28.4.1952 Allied Occupation
62 P.62 - P.76 10 Sen - 1,000 Yen 1945-51 連合軍の通貨
Allied Military Currency
77 P.77 - P.78C 10 - 100 Yen 1945 日本銀行券
Bank of Japan
79 P.79 - P.82 10 - 1,000 Yen 1946 日本銀行券
Bank of Japan
83 P.83 - P.89A 5 Sen - 1,000 Yen 1946-48 日本銀行券
Bank of Japan
SB901 SB.901 - SB.1027 5 Cents - 5 Dollars 1947 連合軍占領の問題
Allied Occupation Issues

日本国  
State of Japan

3.5.1947 State of Japan re-established
90 P.90 - P.94 100 - 10,000 Yen 1953-58 日本銀行券
Bank of Japan
95 P.95 - P.99 500 - 10,000 Yen 1963-93 日本銀行券
Bank of Japan
100 P.100 - P.106 100 - 10,000 Yen 1993-2004 日本銀行券
Bank of Japan

大日本帝國 Dai Nippon Teikoku
Greater Japanese Empire

3.1.1868 Greater Japanese Empire established
N2475 N.2475 - N.2479 1/2 - 1 Yen 1877 軍事 問題 、 ? 戦争
Military Issues, ? War
Images Needed MA1 P.MA1 - P.MA5 1 Mace C. - 10 T. 1895-1904 財務省、日清 戦争
Ministry of Finance, Sino-Japanese War
M1 P.M1 - P.M12 10 Sen - 10 Yen 1904-14 財務省、日露戦争 青島職業Ministry of Finance, Russo-Japanese War
&
Tsingtao Occupation
M13 P.M13 - P.M18 10 Sen - 10 Yen 1918 財務省、シベリア職業Ministry of Finance, Siberia Occupation
Images Needed M19 P.M19 - P.M23 10 Kopeks -
1 Chervonetz
1940's 日本政府
Japanese Government

Private Issues

N2600 N.2600 - N.2610 30 - 50 Sen 1891-97 宇和島バンク&倉吉ファイナンス株式会社
Uwajima Bank & Kurayoshi Finance Co.
N2625 N.2625 5 Yen ND 大学通貨  
College Currency
N2630 N.2630 - 19th Century? トレーディングカード紙幣
Trading Card Note

Unidentified Issues

N4000 N.4000 - N.4004 - ? 正体不明のノート
Unidentified Notes


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SB Catalog Numbers
World War II Remembered
C. Frederick Schwan, Joseph E. Boling
ISBN 0-931960-40-1
1995, 864 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches

Hiroshima Area Hansatsu Catalog 
AKI no Kuni, BINGO no Kuni KOSATSU ZUROKU

by MATSUOKA Nobukuni (Japanese) 

December, 1974. Size is 18.5 x 26 x 1.5 cm or about 7.25 x 10 x 5/8 inches. 
Printed on the high quality paper, 248 pages.
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Catalogue of Japanese Paper Money
Author: International Currency Society
64 pages with illustrations, 21cm
Publisher: Tokyo, 1957

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The History of Japanese Paper Currency (1868-1890)
Author: Takaki, Masayoshi
Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1903

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Zuroko Nippon no Kahei
Author: Bank of Japan
Tokyo, 1974-76 various volumes, including Hansatsu



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DC    We gratefully acknowledge Don Cleveland for images used in this section.