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    Rare 1873 Japanese 5 Yen

    Japan 5 Yen 1873 Fifteenth National Bank (Tokyo) Pick 12
    Though there is a discrepancy between the catalog number of this note in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, it is assumed that this note is Pick 12. Two vignettes of planting and harvesting rice flank the obligation clauses on the face. A view of Nihonbashi with Mt. Fuji in the background, reminiscent of a painting by Hokusai, graces the back.

    The last example we handled was a PMG Very Fine 15 note also from the Fifteenth Bank. That example from the Jacobs Collection sold for over $32,000. This is a full PMG Very Fine 25, with no problems.

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    Sep-Oct, 2013
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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