Question by La Cicada: World War II era-paper money 2×4″ that says The Japanese Government, Ten Pesos?
We inherited a collection of bills from the WWII era , does anyone know what these bills were for?Some are 2 6/8″ X6 1/4″. Why would they be in english, but say Japanese Govt, then partly in spanish?
Wow! That’s so interesting.I’ve also got Marks, Francs, Lire, Krona?Anyone know of a website or book on history of these?
Answer by John B
They are from the Philippines. I have some of the same kind of money. While the traditional language of the Philippines is Tagalog, they were under Spanish control for a century or longer until the Spanish-American War (hence the Spanish and the use of a peso), when the USA took over the Philippines for three decades, adding the English component, until the Japanese took over. Hence the mixture.
It’s a great piece of history, it doesn’t have that massive amount of value to it the last time I checked, but it’s great to show the grandchildren and tell a story of history and war.
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