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    Finest Graded 1881 10 Yen Empress Jingu Rarity

    Japan Greater Japan Imperial Government Note 10 Yen 1881 (ND 1883) Pick 19 JNDA 11-17 PMG About Uncirculated 55.
    An excellent representation of the highest denomination note from the Meiji 11-14 (1878-81) "Empress Jinju" Issue. This rare and well preserved 10 yen is the sole finest graded in the PMG Population report with the next trailing example registering as an Extremely Fine 40. This lovely note features the portrait of the legendary Empress Jingu, who is said to have ruled beginning in the year 201, and is the first female to be printed on a Japanese banknote. Although toning is present, all original colors remain on this visually appealing rarity.
    From the Yuri Solovey Collection of Japan and Territories


    1881年(ND 1883)大日本帝國政府紙幣金拾圓。PMG About Uncirculated 55。
    品相極佳的一張明治十一至十四年(1878-81)的最高面額紙幣,神功天皇發行。這枚保存完好的拾圓是PMG目前評出唯一最高分,緊隨其後的一張被評爲"Extremely Fine 40"。正面人像為傳奇人物神功皇后,傳說她在仲哀天皇去世後曾長期攝理朝政,為日本史上首位女性君主,在明治時代之前大多把她作為第十五代天皇或準天皇。極具視覺吸引力。
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