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Thread: Old Japanese Money

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    Power Poster Boston1954's Avatar
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    Old Japanese Money

    I have some currency from WWII that I found in my father's things. I looked at the prices people are asking online and they vary greatly. I'd like to get a few $$ for it, but wonder if it's worth it to take it all the way into town (18 miles) to a coin shop.

    What do you think?
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    see what a local dealer will offer, what could it hurt to ask. better than what you have now.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    maybe you could phone them and get an idea.

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    It would be worth the trip, because currency will vary a lot as you have already found out from online. But in person the dealer can show you what to look for and what can make it worth more or less (found a two silver certificates that looked like new, but it had a fold mark that changed the value on both. But one was still worth more than the other, because it was the last printing), this is stuff dealers know that we don't always think of. If it's not worth anything, you might frame it with a note about it being from your fathers time in Japan during WWII and how long he was stationed over there, etc....

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    I would start with an international bank first (you can call your bank and ask them who the nearest international bank is, to see what the actual value is, then try a coin dealer to see which way will give you more. IMHO
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    I have some that my Dad had. I did take it to a coin shop and was told that it was worthless because Japan lost the war. Don't know if that was just his way of not dealing with it. If that is true the money always has sentimental value because it was my Dads. Hope you find out and will be pleased with the answser.

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    next time you're in town, bring it with you, it may pay for the trip
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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