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31 Jan 2021


Paper Money-World | Longstrider

I would like to share this note I just picked up from a great seller on the Bay. It is the One Peso Silver Certificate VICTORY note. The 1944 VICTORY SERIES NO. 66. This is an overprint to celebrate the liberation of the Philippians from the Japanese troops. It was printed in the US and issued in the Philippians. The word VICTORY was overprinted on the back.
The notes were very important to the Islands as they had been forced to use Japanese Occupation Currency. I have a small collection of the Allied Nations counterfeit notes of the Japanese Occupation notes. I thought this would make a nice addition to this collection.
The back of the note has an image of Apolinario Mabine. Besides a huge list of accomplishments for the Philippians and Her people, he was the first Prime Minister. The note certifies that one peso in silver pesos or legal tender currency of the United States has been deposited in the Treasury of the Philippines. This note measures about 6 ¼” X 2 ¾”. Most of the notes were destroyed after WWII but some can still be found. Thanks for reading this short blog. Feel free to comment.

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Level 4

Interesting history!


Level 5

Very cool pickup! I didn't think that that would be something they would do. Thanks for sharing!


Level 4

Great bits of history there, I'm not even a note collector, enjoyed thanks! :-)


Level 3

That's one beautiful note, and from Asia too! I always find it fascinating that the US has minted coins and printed bills for other countries such as the Phillippines, Panama, ( I actually was sorting through my collection recently and found a 1962 1/10 silver balboa along with a bunch of foreign,) and even Canada at one point. Again, truly an amazing note. Thanks for sharing! Sincerely, CoinsInHK

It's Mokie

Level 6

That is a beauty Longstrider, I would love to hear more about your occupation currency collection. Maybe a future blog? Thanks for sharing, I suddenly have an urge to hit Ebay. (:


Level 5

Beautiful note. I don't collect paper money, but really appreciate the designs and history of them. This note is really nice and a great history. thanks for sharing.


Level 5

That is a historically significant note. Thanks for sharing.


Level 5

This note is pretty interesting. I was unaware of these circulating in the Philippines before the end of World War II. No WWII currency collection should be complete without it!


Level 6

Really cool! I love that it's a Silver certificate! Great addition to your currency collection! ; )

I. R. Bama

Level 5

These are new to me and interesting to see! The designs are so interesting


Level 7

Great blog . I have seen these in my research on the Generals blog . I Shall Return. His was a one Peso coin. These are very dynamicate. I love thendesign. Keep them coming. Can't beat these!!


Level 6

That is cool. Nice blog.


Level 5

Very nice! I have an authentic 1 peso and 5 peso note, however they are literally in semi-rag condition. I honestly know next to nothing about them. John, I assume you are somewhat knowledgeable about them.... Could you perhaps feed me some information about them? -Preston

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