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Hansatsu as issued by the Fukui clan in Echizen from 1661 to 1673: A silver 10-momme note from 1666. The denomination is noted in ink and traced on both sides by rows of characters of different shapes and meaning, all pronounced however, identically as "ten", the note's denomination. (Image by curtesy of the Bank of Japan's web page)


Paper money issued by Japan's clans in equivalents of gold, silver and copper, with the individual note being valid only within the individual territory issuing the note, abolished by the central shogunate government in 1707 to enforce the introduction of the new debased metal money.

See Money (Japan).


  • Bank of Japan (ed.) Short Essays on Monetary History Contained in Monetary and Economic Studies, 2-2 Hansatsu(I) : From Their First Issue to Their Prohibition in the Early 1700s. link

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