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160901-0035 - 1 Yen Note, 1881


Meiji 1880s Other

1 yen note obverse (改造紙幣1円券表). For reverse, see 160901-0035.1.

Size: 77 × 131 mm.

Issued: January 1881 (Meiji 14)
Discontinued: December 1899 (Meiji 32)

Design: Empress Jingu (神功天皇, Jingu Tenno), also known as Empress-consort Jingu (神功皇后, Jingu Kogo), a legendary Japanese empress said to have lived from 169 to 269.

The portrait was created by Italian engraver and painter Edoardo Chiossone who used a female employee of the Government Printing Bureau as model.

Kjeld Duits Collection
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