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160902-0015 - 1 Yen Note, 1946


Showa 1940s Unknown

1 Yen note obverse (壱円券表). For reverse, see 160902-0015.1.

Size: 68 × 124 mm.

Issued: March 19, 1946 (Showa 21)
Discontinued: October 1, 1958 (Showa 33)

Design: Portrait of Sontoku Ninomiya (二宮 尊徳, 1787–1856), a prominent 19th-century Japanese agricultural leader, philosopher, moralist and economist.

He was known as a passionate student. Many Japanese schools have a statue of Ninomiya as a boy reading a book while walking and carrying firewood on his back.

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