This may be a bit broad of a question, but as I was going through some old things I found some Japanese monitary bills in varying currencies from I'm guessing around WWII, but I'm not sure. I cannt read Japanese, so can anyone tell me more info. about this? Thank you!

The front of the first bill (Yen) The back of the first bill (Yen)

The front of the second bill (Peso) The back of the second bill (Peso)

The front of the third bill (Shilling) The back of the third bill (Shilling)

  • They're obviously fake.
    – Ricky
    Commented Apr 15, 2016 at 21:26
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    @Ricky: why? (I know nothing about numismatics)
    – WoJ
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 20:11
  • @WoJ: Me neither, but they look fake.
    – Ricky
    Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 9:48
  • @WoJ Ricky is a well known troll.
    – Semaphore
    Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 15:43
  • @Semaphore: Thanks for the info. Also +1'ed your answer - I had no idea that there were notes which closely follow the dollar design from the "Japanese government" and labelled in pesos. The closest ones I am aware of (Franc CFA) does not remotely look alike the then-Franc they were "forked" from.
    – WoJ
    Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 15:51

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The first set is a Japanese 10-yen banknote issued in 1946, during Allied occupation of Japan.

The second set is a one peso banknote issued in 1943 in occupied Philippines by the Japanese government.

The third set is a 1 shilling Oceanian Pound banknote issued in 1942, also by the Japanese government, and intended for use in various occupied British and Commonwealth territories in the Pacific.

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