Japan Hansatsu Red/Black (ML)

These Japanese Hansatsu notes issued in the 19th-century, are often referred to as Book Mark Money, because of their shape. A dealer friend recently went to Japan and picked up a group of these fascinating pieces of financial history, including these on offer now. They are printed in black on cream card with red seals and a vignette of a man in flowing robes.
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SKU: WJA6580
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