What currency was used during the Japanese occupation?

In 1942 the Japanese issued paper scrip currency of 1, 5, 10 and 50 cents and 1, 5 and 10 dollars. The 1, 5 and 10-dollar notes initially had serial numbers; these were later omitted. In 1944, inflation lead to the issuing of a 100-dollar note.

What was the money used by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II occupation?

Japanese government-issued Philippine peso
During World War II in the Philippines, the occupying Japanese government issued a fiat currency in several denominations; this is known as the Japanese government-issued Philippine peso (see also Japanese invasion money).

How much is banana money worth now?

That level of distribution means there are still quite a few available today. In Extra Fine condition this penny is worth about $6.50 in the collector’s market. However the money clip itself, regardless of coin grade and minor metal value, would be fairly priced at $75 to $100.

What is Mickey Mouse money and why this money is part of our history?

The outbreak of World War II caused serious disturbances in the Philippine monetary system. Two kinds of notes circulated in the country during this period. The Japanese Occupation Forces issued war notes in high denominations. These war notes had no back up reserves, thus, Filipinos dubbed it “Mickey Mouse” money.

How much is 100 Japanese pesos worth in American money?

0.77033 USD
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Conversion rates Japanese Yen / US Dollar
100 JPY 0.77033 USD
1000 JPY 7.70327 USD
1500 JPY 11.55490 USD
2000 JPY 15.40654 USD

How much is a Japanese peso worth in US dollars?

One JPY is 0.0078 USD and one USD is 128.9265 JPY.

How much did Japan pay to the Philippines?

Then in 1956, Japan and the Philippines signed a Reparations Agreement, in accordance with Article 14 (a) 1 of the Peace Treaty. Under that Agreement, Japan provided the Philippines with services and goods valued at the equivalent of 550 million dollars.

Why was Japanese money called Mickey Mouse?

During the Japanese occupation, the government issued fiat money known as the Japanese government-issued Philippine fiat peso or Japanese peso. The currencies were released in surplus. These were practically worthless that the people called these “Mickey Mouse Money” (because they looked similar to play money).

Is WWII money worth anything?

Found: A Wad of World War II Bills Worth Over $2 Million.

What is a Mickey Mouse money?

Why is the money used during the Japanese period called Mickey Mouse money?

During their control of the island, the Japanese government issued new currency. These peso were non-affectionately named “Mickey Mouse money” by the Filipinos due to their value drastically decreased near the end of World War II.