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During the Japanese occupation, emergency banknotes where issued by muncipalities or provinces, including Bohol, to be redeemed after the war.

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Christopher Gibbs wrote:
Saturday, 25 October 2014 03:46:43 PHT
This is a great site, here is another good Bohol banknote site with some good info......
steve husson wrote:
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:48:00 PHT
I'm starting to collect Manilla Mint coins ( any info needed, They seem to be fairly difficult to find around Maine) and I ran into some Emergency notes and guerilla notes. I had read about them so I scoffed them up. Seems to be a really interesting albeit obscure area of collecting. Might be hooked.
noel wrote:
Thursday, 10 November 2011 14:52:54 PHT
i have bohol currency board paper bill of 10cents,25cents,50cents, 1peso,5pesos,10pesos 1942
noel wrote:
Thursday, 10 November 2011 14:52:37 PHT
i have bohol currency board paper bill of 10cents,25cents,50cents, 1peso,5pesos,10pesos 1942
shavey wrote:
Wednesday, 4 November 2009 09:59:35 PHT
im selling banknotes pls email me
Camilopom wrote:
Thursday, 31 January 2008 22:28:46 PHT
I am very much appreciated the emergency banknotes Bohol... i am also starting collecting from Spanish time to Japanese occupation.. I hope you can share to me your some idea on how to get involve on such thing..
Scott wrote:
Monday, 17 October 2005 07:23:28 PHT
I have different denominations of several types of WW II currency and was hoping somebody might be able to help me figure out exactly what I have. If your knowlegable on this subject and are willing to help, email me at Thank you

If you can provide scans, and email them to the webmaster, he may be able to tell what they are.--Jeroen.

Marc Pogi wrote:
Wednesday, 5 October 2005 19:41:01 PHT
Akala ko ba tagalog?
Vincent Gonzales wrote:
Wednesday, 5 October 2005 08:42:48 PHT
Why would the webmaster deliberately and maliciously delete my posts? Especially that I am quite knowledgeable in the tourism aspects of Bohol. It is sad that you are covering up the other side of Bohol. I do hope that "you" will be enlightened of my true intention of informing others so that they will have a great and "safe" time in Bohol. Let me quote a great man named Jesus Christ who said to his disciples "so that others may know".

Everybody is welcome to add contributions here that have some meaning for others. I am quite liberal in letting things stand. However, if the contributions degrade to insulting remarks on other people's hobbies or worse, I will delete them.

Safety is a difficult issue, where anecdotical evidence is a bad guide. People tend to remember the one bad day, not the thousand that were uneventful. It is easy to blow things out of proportions. My purpose with the safety guidelines is to advise some reasonable measures to keep out of harms way, without spreading unnecessary fear.--Jeroen

Suzanne wrote:
Saturday, 23 July 2005 13:32:12 PHT
I have some of these very same bills. Anyone interested in buying or selling should check out WWII currency on ebay. In case you haven't tried ebay, check four ways: WWII, World War II, WW2, and World War 2 -- not all items show up on all four searches; I've managed some good buys that way. To Leon: Would like more info on the victory bill and may buy it.
Aldrich Tagalog wrote:
Sunday, 10 July 2005 21:18:34 PHT
The notes shown are very interesting. I didn't know there were many notes issued from other provinces like Bohol. I am an amateur 15 yr old collector of foreign notes, but I have little from Philippines... I am interested in acquiring/buying notes from anybody... pls contact me at my email address.
Rijeus Ocampo wrote:
Tuesday, 2 November 2004 19:27:55 PHT
I have just recently discovered an old box owned by my grandfather who lived in Antiquera, Province of Bohol, to my surprise it contained among several items a bunch of old bohol notes similar to the notes the site has shown. Are there collectors interested to aquire these notes?
Michelle wrote:
Tuesday, 24 August 2004 10:23:31 PHT
I have a one peso bill that my grandfather gave to me a long time ago. i wrapped it in plastic and hid it for safekeeping because he said it will be worth much someday. Is this true? Where can I find people who would be interested in buying it?
Christopher Gibbs wrote:
Friday, 6 August 2004 20:41:12 PHT
As a collector of Philippine and Bohol banknotes I think it is great to have a site like this to show some of the lesser known notes (Municipal Issues) issued during the Jap invasion. Thanks and keep up the good work. Greetings to all my in-laws and friends in Alicia, Bohol. P.S. If Leon (Below)or anybody else has Philippine or Bohol banknotes they would like to sell please contact me at...
Leon wrote:
Tuesday, 20 July 2004 11:16:04 PHT
I wonder if I can sell some of this bills. Could u help me find a buyer for this. I hab a victory money bill also.. would u mind helping me..
Jessica wrote:
Tuesday, 13 April 2004 13:44:35 PHT
I was intriqued by the article. I have quite a few interesting Japanese bills. Some fit the descriptions of those you spoke of, however soem differences are noticeable. For instance, I have bills that look extremely similar to the victory and military currency although, the serial numbers are different and are in increments of one peso. If you have time to look at them, I could fax or email pictures of them to you.

That serial numbers are different seems natural to me: I would be much more surprized if they are the same. During the Japanese occupation, many provinces and even more towns printed emergency currency, often operating in difficult situations, and with very scarce resources: often using wrapping paper and lead from old batteries as printing plates. I know one person who has the a nearly complete collection of these (not me), and it is quite curious to go through them. I wouldn't also be surprized if after the war, a lot of fakes have been produced. If you have any notes, you can scan them and email them to me, and I can comment on them.--Jeroen.

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