Japanese dating staes

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Emphasis was placed on military achievement and contact with foreign influences was shunned.

During this period many local clans, merchants, communities and banks issued their own currency.

Mount Fuji is a symbol of the country and is considered sacred by many.

The 19mm 5 Sen depicts the golden kite bird on one side and the Imperial Chrysanthemum Seal and clouds on the other.

Japan issued Military Currency starting in 1938 for use in the areas of China that they occupied.

Because civilians were forced to accept the Military Yen, which was not backed and could not be exchanged into Japanese Yen, it cost the Japanese government virtually nothing to purchase whatever they wanted.

These tall, thin notes (approximately 6" x 1.5", 160mm x 40mm) printed on heavy paper were known as Hansatsu.

They come in a variety of designs, ranging from simple to intricate.

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These three Japanese World War II era coins feature symbols of the country's nationalism.

The undated coin's unusual shape and large size has made it a perennial favorite with collectors.

This rectangular gold 2 Bu (Ni Bu) was minted in Japan from 1867 to 1869.

The Edo coins are of good quality and are well made. It is a notable and inexpensive coins from an important period of Japanese history.

This large oblong bronze 100 Mon coin of Japan, known as the Tempo Tsuho, was struck from 1835 to 1870, a period of transition in Japan from the long ruling Shoguns to the modernization of the Meiji Restoration.

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