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1 Yen

1 Yen1 Yen
Series:
1870~1950 - Decimal Coinage
Catalog codes:
WCC:y70
Themes:
Geometric Shapes | Plants (Flora)
Issued on:
1948
Last issue date:
1950
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Brass
Edge:
Reeded/grained
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Weight:
3.2 grams
Diameter:
20 mm
Face value:
1 ¥
Known mintage:
451,209,000
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
36% Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (Western value) 1 (thick) YEN inside circle
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(left/right, spacers/dots) •
(bottom, area & year) 昭和(二十三 or 二十五)年
(area: 昭和, Shōwa-tennō, 23th - 25th year
of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁, 25.XII.1926– 7.1.1989)
Back: (Japanese verical value) 一円 (ichi, 1, one Yen)
above Mirrored-like orange branch (Citrus sinensis)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
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5 Yen (五 円)

5 Yen (五  円)5 Yen (五  円)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y71
Themes:
Animals (Fauna) | Birds | Buildings | Geometric Shapes
Issued on:
1948
Last issue date:
1949
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Brass
Edge:
Reeded/grained
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Weight:
4 grams
Diameter:
22 mm
Face value:
5 ¥
Known mintage:
254,212,000
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
54% Accuracy: High
Description:
Front: Building inside circle
interrupted by (Japanese value, upper-left) 五
(go, 5, five, upper-right) 円 (Yen, ¥)
legend: none, decorated garlands
Back: Pigeon (left, Columbidae) inside circle
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(left/right, spacers/dots) •
(bottom, era & year)
昭和(二十三 or 二十四)年 (era: 昭和, Shōwa-tennō,
23th or 24th year of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Mintage:
二十三 (23/1948): 74.520.000
二十四 (24/1949): 179.692.000
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5 Yen (五円 - 昭和 - Showa - Old Script)

5 Yen (五円 - 昭和 - Showa - Old Script)5 Yen (五円 - 昭和 - Showa - Old Script)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y72
Variants:
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Themes:
Crops | Geometric Shapes | Plants (Flora)
Issued on:
1949
Last issue date:
1958
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Brass
Edge:
Plain/smooth
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular with round hole
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Weight:
3.75 grams
Diameter:
22 mm
Face value:
5 ¥
Known mintage:
651,700,000
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
40% Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: ∩-shaped rice branch around gear design
above (Japanese value) 五円 (go, 5, five Yen, ¥)
on a lined segment of 12 lines
Back: (left/right) mirrored seed leaves
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, area & year in Old "Kaisho" Script)
..(二十四 - 三十三)年 (area: .., Shōwa-tennō,
24th - 33th year of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
Edge: P - plain, type: П
Mintage:
二十四 (24 - 1949): 111.896.000
二十五 (25 - 1950): 181.824.000
二十六 (26 - 1951): 197.980.000
二十七 (27 - 1952): 55.000.000
二十八 (28 - 1953): 45.000.000
三十二 (32 - 1957): 10.000.000
三十三 (33 - 1958): 50.000.000
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5 Yen (五円 - 昭和 - Showa - New Script)

5 Yen (五円 - 昭和 - Showa - New Script)5 Yen (五円 - 昭和 - Showa - New Script)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y72a
Variants:
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Themes:
Crops | Gears - Cogs Wheels | Plants (Flora) | Stylized Plants
Issued on:
1959
Last issue date:
1989
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Brass
Edge:
Plain/smooth
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular with round hole
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Weight:
3.75 grams
Diameter:
22 mm
Face value:
5 ¥
Known mintage:
4,294,967,295
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
10% Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: ∩-shaped rice branch around gear design
above (Japanese value) 五円 (go, 5, five Yen, ¥)
on a lined segment of 12 lines
Back: (left/right) seed leaves
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, area & year in New "Gothic" Script)
昭和(三十四 - 五十四)年 (area: 昭和, Shōwa-tennō,
34th - 64th year of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
Edge: P - plain, type: П
Thickness: 1.50 mm
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10 Yen (昭和 - Showa - Reeded)

10 Yen (昭和 - Showa - Reeded)10 Yen (昭和 - Showa - Reeded)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y73
Variants:
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Themes:
Buildings | Temples | Wreaths
Issued on:
1951
Last issue date:
1958
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Bronze
Edge:
Reeded/grained
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Weight:
4.5 grams
Diameter:
23.5 mm
Face value:
10 ¥
Known mintage:
1,773,000,000
Composition Details:
90-70% Copper, 10-30% Tin
Score:
18% Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (Western value) 10 above (year) 昭和(二十六 -
三十三)年 (area: 昭和, Shōwa-tennō, 26th - 33th year
of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
legend: none, mirror-like wreath of two branches
with (2x10) 20 leaves
Back: Temple
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Japanese value) 十 円 (jū, 10, ten Yen, ¥)
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Thickness: 1.50 mm
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10 Yen (昭和 - Showa - Plain)

10 Yen (昭和 - Showa - Plain)10 Yen (昭和 - Showa - Plain)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y73a
Variants:
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Themes:
Buildings | Temples | Wreaths
Issued on:
1959
Last issue date:
1989
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Bronze
Edge:
Plain/smooth
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Weight:
4.5 grams
Diameter:
23.5 mm
Face value:
10 ¥
Known mintage:
4,294,967,295
Composition Details:
90-70% Copper, 10-30% Tin
Score:
7% Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (Western value) 10 above (year) 昭和(三十四 - 六十四)年
(area: 昭和, Shōwa-tennō, 34th - 64th year
of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
legend: none, mirror-like wreath of two branches
with (2x10) 20 leaves
Back: Temple
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Japanese value) 十 円 (jū, 10, ten Yen, ¥)
Thickness: 1.50 mm
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1 Yen (昭和 - Showa)

1 Yen (昭和 - Showa)1 Yen (昭和 - Showa)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y74
Variants:
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Themes:
Geometric Shapes | Plants (Flora)
Issued on:
1955
Last issue date:
1989
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Aluminium
Edge:
Plain/smooth
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Weight:
1 grams
Diameter:
20 mm
Face value:
1 ¥
Known mintage:
4,294,967,295
Composition Details:
~ 99% aluminium
Score:
5% Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (Thick Western value) 1 above thick circle
legend: (bottom, year) 昭和三十年 until 昭和六十四年)
昭和 = (124th) emperor Hirohito
三十 30(th) - 六十四 = 64(th)
年 = year
(裕仁, area 昭和天皇 Shōwa-tennō)
Back: Sprouting branch above (value) 一 円 (ichi, 1, one Yen, ¥)
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
Edge: P – plain, type: Π
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50 Yen

50 Yen50 Yen
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y75
Themes:
Flowers | Geometric Shapes
Issued on:
1955
Last issue date:
1958
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Nickel
Edge:
Reeded/grained
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Weight:
5.5 grams
Diameter:
24 mm
Face value:
50 ¥
Known mintage:
212,000,000
Composition Details:
~ 98% nickel
Score:
54% Accuracy: High
Description:
Front: (Western value) 50 on a raised halberd-like field
legend: (top, area) 昭和 (Shōwa-tennō)
(bottom, year) (三十 - 三十三)年
(30th - 33th year of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
Back: Chrysantemum with two leaves at stem
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Japanese value) 五 十 円 (go-jū, 50, fifty Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
三十 (30/1955): 63.700.000
三十一 (31/1956): 91.300.000
三十二 (32/1957): 39.000.000
三十三 (33/1958): 18.000.000
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50 Yen

50 Yen50 Yen
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y76
Themes:
Flowers | Sunflowers
Issued on:
1959
Last issue date:
1966
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Nickel
Edge:
Plain/smooth
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular with round hole
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Weight:
5 grams
Diameter:
25 mm
Face value:
50 ¥
Known mintage:
581,200,000
Composition Details:
~ 98% nickel
Score:
45% Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (above, Western value) 50
legend: (left/right, spacers/dots) •
(bottom, area & year) 昭和(三十四 - 四十一)年
(Shōwa-tennō 34th - 41th year of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
Back: Chrysantemum (flower from above)
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Japanese value) 五 十 円 (go-jū, 50, fifty Yen, ¥)
Thickness: 1.70 mm
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100 Yen

100 Yen100 Yen
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y77
Themes:
Birds | Heraldic Animals | Rays | Sun | Wreaths
Issued on:
1957
Last issue date:
1958
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Mints:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Composition:
Silver
Edge:
Reeded/grained
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Denticulated. Both sides
Weight:
4.8 grams
Diameter:
22.6 mm
Face value:
100 ¥
Known mintage:
100,000,000
Composition Details:
600/1000 Silver .0926 oz. AGW, 400/1000 copper
Score:
55% Accuracy: High
Description:
Front: Sun disc with rays inside mirrored design
legend: (upper-left, year) 三十二年 or 三十三年
32th or 33th year of 124th emperor Hirohito (裕仁)
(upper-right, area) 昭和 (Shōwa-tennō)
(Western value, lower-left) 100 (lower-right) YEN
Back: Phoenix (left)
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Japanese value) 百 円 (hyaku, 100, hundred Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
三十二 (32 - 1957): 30.000.000
三十三 (33 - 1958): 70.000.000
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