Malaya Japanese Occupation Banknotes (1944-1946)To Be Auctioned In Collectibles Auction Asia No.7/2016. On 23rd. April. 2016.
The Japanese began their attack on British Malaya the same day as Pearl Harbor. The Japanese entered Malaya overland from the north and the fortified base of Singapore fell on 15 February 1942 and was held with the rest of Malaya by the Japanese until August 1945.

In 1942 the Japanese issued paper scrip currency of 1, 5, 10 and 50 cents and 1, 5 and 10 dollars. The 1, 5 and 10 dollar notes initially had serial numbers; these were later omitted. In 1944, inflation lead to the issuing of a 100 dollar note. In 1945, a replacement note 100 dollar bill was issued as well as a hyper-inflation 1,000 note. The 1942 series of notes, including the 50c and 1, 5, 10, and the 1944/45 100 dollar all contained the text [The Japanese Government] “Promise To Pay The Bearer On Demand”. The 1944 100 dollar replacement note no longer contained this message.
After the Japanese surrender in 1945,the British printed the word "MALAYAN" in red on the top."WAR SOUVENIR" at the bottom,together with"V J" and "Grim memories of 1941-1945" at the center in black ink on the 5 dollars currency notes,and air dropped them to spread the good news of victory over Japan's invasion.
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The source of the JIM $1000-note overprint is unknown. It has the calender of 1946 overprint in red on its face and "V-J" on its back. There are several versions.
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And more to be listed in our next, up and coming-
The Collectibles Auction Asia No.7/2016, (CAA) Auction.
To be held on 23rd April 2016 in Singapore Landmark Village Hotel.
Happy bidding !!


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