Topic: Bank of Japan's Currency Museum - Tokyo - PHOTOS OF WORLD SPECIMEN NOTES  (Read 6118 times)
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Hello fellow members...

I had an opportunity to visit the Bank of Japan's Currency Museum (Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies) which is located in the heart of Tokyo Japan's Business district.  It's located right across the street from the Bank of Japan itself. 

Here are some recent photos of this really neat museum (Note: may take a while to download).  There is tons of paper money, including a huge collection of all the world's current paper money currency, most of which are Specimen Notes or some Matching Low Serial Numbered Notes (some never before seen)... and lots of Japanese Silver and Gold coins.

Here is the link to view the album:

The entrance to the Currency Museum - you can see the Bank of Japan main building in the reflection of the glass windows.

The Japanese Exhibits

Inflationary Notes

International Bank Note Display Machine

The museum is free.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 06:47:36 pm by coinsplus »

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Thanks for sharing. Some very interesting displays. Neat that they actually have Canadian currency on display as well.

Always looking for #1 serial number notes in any denomination/any series
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Great post coinsplus!  I wonder what the museum did with the Bird $5 to $100 Specimens now that they have been replaced with non-Specimen Journey Series note.

I'll have to check out the Currency Museum if I ever have the opportunity to visit Tokyo again.
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Interesting photos Thanks for sharing.
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A truly wonderful post, CoinsPlus. Congratulations! It's amazing to see those early high-denomination Japanese rarities of which few issued examples are known. I began to feel that I was actually at the Museum in person!

" Buy the very best notes that you can afford and keep them for at least 10 years. " (Richard D. Lockwood, private communication, 1978).
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Those Swiss notes are great!!

Thank you for sharing the pictures.



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