Four Bills Of Five japanese Government-issued Rupee In Burma 1942-44


Four Bills Of Five japanese Government-issued Rupee In Burma 1942-44

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Four bills of FiveJapanese government-issued rupee in Burma 1942-44.

The Japanese invaded Burma in January 1942. They conqueredMandalayon 21 May 1942, forcing the British to retreat into India. The Japanese held Burma until the second Allied campaign of 1944, although an official surrender did not take place until August 1945. In 1942 the Japanese issued paper scrip currency of 1, 5 and 10 cents and ¼, ½, 1, 5 and 10 Rupees. Like most Japanese colonial currency from this period, a letter code was used on the notes. The first or top letter “B” indicates the note was printed and issued for Burma. The second letter or letters indicate the block (or printing batch) of the note, there are single letter blocks and double letter blocks for Burma, with the later two letter blocks being identified by a hyphen separating the letter "B" from the block letters.

In 1943, the Japanese commuted the sentence of DrBa Maw, an outspoken advocate for Burmese self-rule, and installed him as the head of thepuppet government. From 1943 onward the Japanese issued paper scrip currency of 1, 5 and 10 Rupee with a 100 Rupee note in 1944. The Japanese characters in the oblong box at the bottom of each note read “Government of Great Imperial Japan” and the contents of the seal at the lower right of the comprise the Japanese symbol for the Minister of Finance.

When all of these notes became obsolete, punch holes were made to indicate that the note had been "cancelled" and therefore devalued.

Prior to the Japanese invasion, Burma circulated theIndian rupeeissued by the Reserve Bank of India[1]since nationalized paper currency was introduced by the British Administration in 1897.


Note: these bills are not punched.

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