David writes: I have some “Military Currency” in denominations from 10 sen to 5 yen. They all say “Series 100” in small print and have a large “B” in the center. Are these of some value?
You have Allied Military Occupation Currency issued by the United States for use in Japan after the end of WW II. “B” notes were legal tender for Japanese Citizens from 9/45-7/48. “B” yen circulated in Okinawa until 1958. They were initially printed in the U.S. and later printed in Japan.
Values depend on the grade (condition) of the notes, the denomination and serial number prefix and suffix. General approximate values range from US 50 cents – $30. depending on the above factors.