Japanese Invasion Money, 1942 Oceania One Shilling

Known as invasion or occupation money, these notes and coins were introduced by the Japanese as a method of social, economic, and political control over the various territories they occupied in south-east Asia. Rather than introduce the yen (Japanese currency), the Japanese sought to replace existing currencies such as pounds, shillings, and pence in former British and Australian territories.

This note had been burnt by fire.