Can someone help me ID some foreign money?

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#1 Edited by FuggaJ (318 posts) -

Found some loot but I need help finding out what it is anyone know?

[IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/16a14r6.jpg[/IMG]

#2 Posted by thegerg (16058 posts) -

Yes, someone likely can.

#3 Edited by Elk (473 posts) -

@FuggaJ: Try to take a picture of a single piece and use Google's image search http://www.google.com/imghp you can upload the image and try searching for that.

Worth a shot!

#4 Edited by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

I believe that is the Japanese "yen".

#5 Edited by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

@Necrifer said:

I believe that is the Japanese "yen".

I see Mount Fuji, a mounted samurai and a Shinto shrine. It would be a safe assumption.

It's certainly quite old as well. I can see the date on some, but I can't remember my kanji well enough. I want to say pre-war.

#6 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28508 posts) -

Definitely Japanese currency and fox is right definitely pre war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_currency#Modern_era:_Japanese_yen_.281871.E2.80.93present.29

From what I'm seeing you have currency notes from 1850-1940's nothing post war like the occupational american forces used.