Japanese Invasion Money (JIM)

Primer: Japanese Invasion Money

Before you read this series of articles, I want to give credit where credit is due for getting introduced to this subject and having the permission to post it here for you to read. I first came across this genre of currency while helping my father-in-law go through some boxes…

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In World War II, Japan wanted to free the Pacific of European and American influence and unite the Asian nations into a greater East-Asian co-prosperity sphere.  Towards this goal, the Japanese issued “Japanese Invasion Money”, or “JIM”, to create economic control of the areas it conquered.  The notes were tied…

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Japanese Invasion Money Part 6: Philippines

The Philippines fell to the Japanese in 1942. The Philippine JIM series is somewhat complex, like Malaya. To begin there were 2 series of notes released for the Philippines. The first series contained both peso and centavos denominated notes and only had block letters or fractional block letters. The second…

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