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The oldest legal tender bill in Japan (as of 2011). First issued in 1885 by the Bank of Japan as silver convertible banknote. The statement on obverse: "NIPPON GINKO Promises to Pay the Bearer on Demand One Yen in Silver". Now defined as nonredeemable banknote by law. Virtually not in circulation, but held by collectors.

Date

August 2006

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Bank of Japan

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