Old Koban: 1 Sen Black or Maroon

Old Koban: 1 Sen Black or Maroon Genuine Black: issued 17 May 1876 – Scott #56 and Sakura #62 Maroon: Issued 11 October 1879 – Scott #68 and Sakura #63 While the genuine stamps were issued years apart, the forgers chose to use the same plate and die and...

Old Koban: 2 Sen Olive Brown or Dark Violet

Old Koban: 2 Sen Olive Brown or Dark Violet Genuine Olive Brown: issued 17 May 1876 – Scott #57 and Sakura #64 Dark Violet: Issued 11 October 1879 – Scott #69 and Sakura #65 While the genuine stamps were issued years apart, the forgers chose to use the...

Old Koban: 3 Sen Orange

Old Koban: 3 Sen Orange Genuine Issued 23 June 1876 – Scott #70 and Sakura #66 Genuine: Unused Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō   Maeda Lithographed Sankō on either side above stars in oval band. Wada: Plate 3, State 1 Engraved Both sankō and...

Old Koban: 5 Sen Brown

Old Koban: 5 Sen Brown Genuine Issued 23 June 1876 – Scott #59 and Sakura #68 Genuine: Unused Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō   Maeda Lithographed  Sankō in on either side below top group of character in oval band. Spiro:  No Sankō...

Old Koban: 6 Sen Orange

Old Koban: 6 Sen Orange Genuine Issued 29 June 1877 – Scott #60 and Sakura #69 Genuine: Unused Genuine: with Hiragana mihon (specimen) overprint Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō The color of the forgeries varies greatly from orange to almost...