One hundred rupee note used during the Japanese Occupation

Japanese invasion money (JIM) was paper money used by the Japanese to establish economic control in occupied areas during World War Two. Blocks or code letters (e.g. BA or B/AA) were printed on the paper money for circulation control. The first letter of the code indicates where the money was used. In this case, paper money with blocks starting with the letter ‘B’ was used in Burma. This one hundred rupee note features the Ananda Temple at Pagan on the obverse.

Date/Period
1942-1945
Region
Myanmar
Dimension
Object size: 8.1 x 17 cm
Accession No.
1994-05557
Material
Paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Silpachi Jarukasemratana
Category
Currency Notes