japanese government pesos banknotes collection1940s

japanese government pesos banknotes collection1940s

Japanese government old world war 2 money from the 1940s.  Collectors call this Japanese Invasion Money, or JIM.  These were brought home by the hundreds and thousands by servicemen serving in the Pacific during World War II.  Japan captured the Philippines Islands in late 1940.  In 1941 they used all of the Philippine money, coins, and U.S. currency that they captured on the island to buy supplies for their war effort.  In place of the hard money they stole, they issued their own Japanese Government centavos and pesos.  The denominations were as follows:

1 Centavo x 1 piece
5 Centavos x11 pieces
10 Centavos x 8 pieces
50 Centavos x 11 pieces
1 Peso x 2 pieces
5 Pesos x 39 pieces
10 Pesos x 73 pieces
100 Pesos x 1 piece
500 Pesos x 0
1000 Pesos x 2 pieces

Total:148 bills

Everyone in the Philippines knew this money was absolutely no good. If traded at all, it was at a steep discount. They are interesting pieces of history.

Assorted states of condition some are crisp like new and others have signs of being heavily used.


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