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Japanese Invasion Money

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.040
Collection includes two notes, a ten pesos note and a ten centavos note.

Dates

  • circa 1942

Restrictions on Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

These notes were issued beginning in 1942 during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The Japanese military confiscated the official currency and issued Japanese Invasion Money, or Southern Development Bank Notes. Due to inflation the bills were worthless and referred to as "Mickey Mouse money" because of their similarity to play money. According to one account, 75 "Mickey Mouse pesos" could buy one duck egg at market.
Title
Japanese Invasion Money
Status
completed
Author
Andrea Ellis Weddle
Date
4/30/2012
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository

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