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Japanese government-issued rupee in Burma
The Japanese government-issued rupee in Burma was Japanese invasion money issued as a replacement for the local currency during the Japanese occupation of Burma in the Second World War. Like most Japanese colonial currency from this period, a letter code was used on the notes; the first or top letter "B" indicates that the note was printed in and issued for the State of Burma; the second letter or letters indicate the block (or printing batch) of the note. The higher-value notes depict Ananda Temple in Bagan on the obverse. This five-rupee banknote is part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.
Other denominations: Banknote design credit: Empire of Japan; photographed by Andrew Shiva

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