National Stability

Special Currency Issues: Contingencies for War

During World War II, the U.S. Treasury replaced all American currency in Hawaii with special issue notes as a precautionary measure in the event of an enemy forces’ victory. Had enemy forces conquered Hawaii, the distinctively marked currency would have been withdrawn from circulation.

During and after World War II, the major Allied powers used Allied Military Currency in newly liberated or defeated countries such as France, Italy, and Japan.

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Silver Certificate, North Africa, $1, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Federal Reserve Note, Hawaii, $10, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Silver Certificate, Hawaii, $1, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Federal Reserve Note, Hawaii, $5, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Legal Tender Note, Hawaii, $20, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Legal Tender Note, Hawaii, $20, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Silver Certificate, North Africa, $1, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Silver Certificate, North Africa, $5, 1941-1944

Hawaii and North Africa Notes

Silver Certificate, North Africa, $10, 1941-1944

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, Provisional French Currency, 50 francs, 1945-1946

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, Japan, 50 sen, 1945-1948

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, France, 100 francs, 1944

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, Italy, 1000 Lire, 1944-1950

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, German, one-half mark, 1944-1948

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, German, 5 marks, 1944-1948

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, Austria, 1000 schillings, 1944-1945

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, Austria, 50 schillings, 1944-1945

Allied Military Currency

Allied Military Currency, Japan, 10 sen, 1945-1948

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 25 cents, 1969-1970

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 50 cents, 1954-1958

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, $10, 1969-1970

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 5 cents, 1969-1970

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 5 cents, 1954-1958

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 10 cents, 1947-1948

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 10 cents, 1961-1964

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 25 cents, 1951-1954

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, 50 cents, 1965-1968

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, $1, 1968-1969

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, $5, 1969-1970

Military Payment Certificates

Military Payment Certificate, $20, 1968-1969