Japanese Occupation Coins - Philippines

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Wizank, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Wizank

    Wizank Active Member

    I am led to believe that the Japanese did not issue coins during the WW2 occupation of the Philippines, only script. Is that true for other nations that the Japanese occupied as well?
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  3. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Coins were issued for occupied parts of China and scarce examples exist for Indonesia.
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  4. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Yep, the Japanese issued coins for Manchukuo (Manchuria) from 1933 to 1945.
    I've got most of them.
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  5. Sullykerry2

    Sullykerry2 Humble Collector Willing to Learn

    Be aware that many of the Indonesian coins issued under Japanese Occupation may very well be fakes. I recall reading that many of the "Shadow Puppet" coins (given that name because of the imprint of the traditional Indonesian theater puppet) were destroyed in transit from Japan or melted down before reaching Batavia (modern day Jakarta). Consequently they are quite expensive if problem free.
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  6. Wizank

    Wizank Active Member

    Kanga, is there a list of these coins? I would like to do some research about them.
  7. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Here are some photos. They should be in coin catalogs and Numista under Manchukuo. There were also some issued for other parts of China south of
    Manchuria later in the war. Bottom photo is "Hua Hsing Bank" 10 Fen, 1940.
    For the top 2 photos, bottom center is China outside Manchukuo, bottom right is
    occupied Korea. Rest are various Manchukuo.
    Ob.jpg Rev.jpg 10 Fen Hua Hsing Bank 1940.jpeg
  8. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
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  9. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    I actually have a Krause 1901-2000 catalogue which I don't use. If you'd like, I could mail it out to you :)
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  10. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Coins were also issued for the "Mengjiang United Autonomous Government" (puppet state in Inner Mongolia):
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  11. Wizank

    Wizank Active Member

    I have the Yeoman Modern World Coins 1850-1964. Thanks, though!

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