Coin catalog : Coin ‹ 20 Sen (銭十二)

20 Sen (銭十二)
20 Sen (銭十二)
Country:
Japan
Series:
1870~1950 - Decimal Coinage
Catalog codes:
World Coins y3
Themes:
Coats of Arms | Dragons | Geometric Shapes | Heraldic Animals | Sun | Wreaths
Issued on:
1870
Last issue date:
1871
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
5 grams
Diameter:
24 mm
Composition:
Silver
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
20 Japanese sen
Known mintage:
4,313,015
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: dragon/sun
Composition Details:
800/1000 Silver .1286 oz. ASW 200/1000 copper
Score:
91.16 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: A decorated dragon inside chained-dotted circle
legend: (left, state name) 本 日 大 (sun-origin empire,
Dai Nippon/Nihon "Great Empire/land of the Rising Sun")
(right, year) 年 (三 or 四) 治 明
年 = nengō (year)
3rd (三) or 4th (四) year of 122th emperor Meiji
明治 Meiji (period, 天皇 -tennō or Meiji the Great, 明治大帝 Meiji-taitei)
(his area 1 - 45 / 1867 - 1912, Mutsuhito, 睦仁)
(* 3 November 1852 – † 30 July 1912)
1st year starts on (his 1st day) 3 February 1867
(Gregorian calendar, sinds 1873,
1 January started his 7th year)
(top-left, lower-left/right, spacers/dots) •
(bottom, value) 銭 十 二 (Sen ni-jū, 20, twenty)
Back: Sun disk with 22 vertical lines, surounded by 76 rays
inside chained-dotted circle
legend: (top, coat of arms) Imperial Seal
(upper-left/right) Paulownia flower of princess tree
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Mintage:
三 (3 - 1870) shallow scales: 4.313.015
三 (3 - 1870) deep scales: incl. 三 (3 - 1870) s.s.
四 (4 - 1871): incl. 三 (3 - 1870) s.s.
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