Recognition of Variety for $100 Malaya Japanese Invasion Money Pick Number M8a: Capital Block Letter M and Number of Ropes

  •  Dazmin Daud    


In this paper varieties which have not been described in numismatic reference book of the World War II Remembered-History in Your Hands-A Numismatic Study and numismatic major catalogues of Pick and KN Boon are introduced. It is shown that the $100 Malaya Japanese Invasion Money, Pick number “M8a” (Pick # M8a) has other types of varieties by scoping their capital block letter “M” and “number of ropes” respectively. The recognition of variety on paper money is an important problem for private collectors and numismatic researchers responsible for the classification of numismatic collections. The paper presents a research approach for recognizing unlisted varieties in paper money of M8a. Using convenience sampling, 81 pieces of the $100 M8a were analysed for the dimension, faceplate, backplate and block letter. This paper provides an insight for Japanese Invasion Money collectors to be aware of regarding the new varieties found from the paper money.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9655
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9663
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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