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Author Topic: The Money of War  (Read 178070 times)
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« Reply #40 on: 4 April 2009, 04:23:41 »
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here is the Tunisian 5 francs note of 1940. You may recognize this from the Algeria post above.

Here is the 1941 issue of the Tunisian 20 Francs banknote.  The French merely used Algerian money over-printed "Tunisia" on the side for money circulated in Tunisia.
This same design (different dates/signatures) was used in WWI, too; examples are dated "3.8.1914".
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« Reply #41 on: 4 April 2009, 04:40:35 »
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The 1935 series was what circulated until 1957 so I consider it the 'WWII' issue for the USA.  The star in the serial number of this note designates a replacement note.  The back looks like a current 1 dollar bill.  The seal is blue.

In 1941, this 1 dollar bill was introduced for use in Hawaii.  The thinking was that if the Japanese invaded or if a large quantity of notes were captured, they could quickly be declared worthless. (a similar concept was used in Kansas and Nebraska in 1913 with postage stamps!)  Note the red seal and 'Hawaii' printed on the sides.  Here is the back, which shows the bigger change:

these 'Hawaii' notes came in $5, $10 and $20 denominations, too.  They were removed from circulation in October of '44 but saw some use in formerly Japanese-controlled islands thereafter.
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« Reply #42 on: 4 April 2009, 04:44:30 »
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This is the Uruguay 50 centavos note of 1939, in circulation when WWII started. J.G. Artigas is pictured on the front.
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« Reply #43 on: 4 April 2009, 05:38:05 »
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The American money with the blue seal were know as silver certificates. I think that's because they were backed by silver at the time.

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« Reply #44 on: 4 April 2009, 07:25:27 »
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yes, theoretically, one could take them to a bank and get silver for them; not a big deal since US coins were silver at the time (until 1964 the 10- 25- 50-cent coins were 90% silver; silver dollars were stopped in the 1920s. Through 1968, US coins of these denominations were 40% silver.)  Federal Reserve Notes, which we have now, are issued by the Federal Reserve Bank(s); there are 12 and you can see the names on the new bills. 'A' is for the Boston branch all the way to 'L' for San Francisco.
The US also had Gold Notes before the Silver Certificates which were redeemable for gold (when our coins were made of gold in $5, $10 and $20.)  Gold was illegal to own in the US for many years starting in 1933.  Thank you, FDR . . .
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« Reply #45 on: 5 April 2009, 00:28:54 »
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here is the 100 francs/20 belgas note in circulation at the start of the war. while this was the design from 1933 to 1943, this note is dated 1938.

and the 500francs/100belgas denomination of the same series c.1939.
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« Reply #46 on: 5 April 2009, 00:39:05 »
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The front and back of the 1944 'Victory' issue of the Philippine 5 peso note.  The back of the 1 and 2 peso notes are shown in and earlier post.
It's kind of interesting that McKinley (US President during the Spanish-American War when the US took possession of the Philippines) and Admiral Dewey (US naval hero of that war) are still on the front of this bill during such a major struggle as WWII.  This design was first used in 1929 when the personalities were a bit more recent to the issue and WWII was not yet completed.

A careful reading of this note shows that it, too, was redeemable for silver pesos or the equivalent in US legal tender.
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« Reply #47 on: 8 April 2009, 03:14:18 »
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A military payment certificate for 1 Shilling first designed for use by British troops in North Africa in 1943; later used in Cyprus in '56.
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« Reply #48 on: 16 September 2009, 05:25:10 »
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I've recently added 3 more Burma banknotes fromt he WWII Japanese occupation to my collection.

1/2 rupee from 1942.

The Burma 5 rupee note from c.1942-44

the 100 rupee note for Burma, first issued 1944. 
Notice how the Japanese insistence to keep printing more and more paper money caused inflation, the denominations kept going up and up.
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« Reply #49 on: 16 September 2009, 05:39:23 »
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1940 5 yuan banknote from China.

the Central Bank of China issued this note in 1940; it shows Sun Yat Sen's portrait and is valued at 10 Yuan.

the Central Bank of China's 50 Yuan note from 1941.

50 yuan note issued by the Farmer's Bank of China, 1941.

the Farmer's Bank of China issued this 100 yuan note in 1941.


1 yuan note issued for Japanese occupation forces in China. It dates from 1941.
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« Reply #50 on: 16 September 2009, 05:46:59 »
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These are Japanese military banknotes of 5 and 10 yen denomination, issued for use in areas of China which the Japanese were occupying.  They probably date from 1938 although the 5 yen (top) note may be from 1944.  I think they're beautiful, notwithstanding the horrors of occupied life for the Chinese.
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« Reply #51 on: 16 September 2009, 05:53:43 »
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here, ladies and gentlemen, is the 1 Penny note from Fiji, issued c.1942.  champ
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« Reply #52 on: 16 September 2009, 05:56:36 »
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here is the 20 markaa note from Finland, c.1939, when the Winter War was raging.
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« Reply #53 on: 16 September 2009, 06:02:28 »
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here is a French West Africa 25 francs note issued in 1942. FWA was made up of Mauritania, Senegal, Dahomey, French Sudan, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, Niger, French Guinea and Togo.
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« Reply #54 on: 16 September 2009, 06:12:32 »
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I just acquired this 5 gulden note for the Netherland Indies c1943. (the 50 cent and 1 Gulden note are posted earlier in this thread.)
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« Reply #55 on: 16 September 2009, 06:16:27 »
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Here are the 1945 1- and 2 1/2 gulden banknotes for the Netherland, c1945.
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« Reply #56 on: 16 September 2009, 06:21:50 »
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I was pleased to find all of these at a coin show earlier this year.  These are the New Caledonia banknotes in 1 franc (1942), 50 centimes, 2- and 20 franc denominations (all 1943).
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« Reply #57 on: 16 September 2009, 06:33:32 »
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This banknote was issued by the Emission bank of Poland (Bank Emisyjny w Polsce) and were issued to be used in the Gouvernement General, which basically consisted of the districts of Warsaw, Lublin, Galicia and Radom.
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« Reply #58 on: 16 September 2009, 06:37:30 »
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Although this 5 ruble note was issued c.1938, it would have been in circulation throughout WWII as no new notes were designed until 1947.
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« Reply #59 on: 16 September 2009, 06:41:05 »
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Suriname's 1 gulden note c.1942
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