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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
Weight:
3.2 grams
Diameter:
20 mm
Composition:
Brass
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Denomination:
1 ¥
Known mintage:
451,170,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/value
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
48.79 Accuracy: 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
Mintage:
二十三 (23 - 1948): 451.209.000
二十四 (24 - 1949): incl. 23
二十五 (25 - 1950): incl. 23
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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
Weight:
4 grams
Diameter:
22 mm
Composition:
Brass
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Denomination:
5 ¥
Known mintage:
254,212,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: building/bird
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
59.41 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, area & year)
昭和(二十三 or 二十四)年 (area: 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
Weight:
3.75 grams
Diameter:
22 mm
Composition:
Brass
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular with round hole
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Denomination:
5 ¥
Known mintage:
651,700,000
Edge Variety:
plain/smooth
Subject:
circulation type: plants/legend
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
40.65 Accuracy: 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
Weight:
3.75 grams
Diameter:
22 mm
Composition:
Brass
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular with round hole
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Denomination:
5 ¥
Edge Variety:
plain/smooth
Subject:
circulation type: plants/legend
Composition Details:
60%-70% Copper, 40%-30% Zinc
Score:
11.23 Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: ∩-shaped rice branch arround 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
Mintage:
三十四 (34 - 1959): 33.000.000
三十五 (35 - 1960): 34.800.000
三十六 (36 - 1961): 61.000.000
三十七 (37 - 1962): 126.700.000
三十八 (38 - 1963): 171.800.000
三十九 (39 - 1964): 379.700.000
四十 (40 - 1965): 384.200.000
四十一 (41 - 1966): 163.100.000
四十二 (42 - 1967): 26.000.000
四十三 (43 - 1968): 114.000.000
四十四 (44 - 1969): 240.000.000 (6.162 in mint set MS1)
四十五 (45 - 1970): 340.800.000 (26.000 in mint set MS2)
四十六 (46 - 1971): 362.050.000 (14.653 in mint set MS3)
四十七 (47 - 1972): 562.950.000 (30.000 in mint set MS4)
四十八 (48 - 1973): 745.000.000
四十九 (49 - 1974): 950.000.000
五十 (50 - 1975): 970.000.000 (720.000 in mint set MS5)
五十一 (51 - 1976): 200.000.000 (580.000 in mint set MS6)
五十二 (52 - 1977): 340.000.000 (520.000 in mint set MS7)
五十三 (53 - 1978): 318.000.000 (488.000 in mint set MS8)
五十四 (54 - 1979): 317.000.000 (400.000 in mint set MS9)
五十五 (55 - 1980): 385.000.000 (520.000 in mint set MS10)
五十六 (56 - 1981): 95.000.000 (568.000 in mint set MS11)
五十七 (57 - 1982): 455.000.000 (632.000 in mint set MS12)
五十八 (58 - 1983): 410.000.000 (502.000 in mint set MS13)
五十九 (59 - 1984): 202.850.000 (520.000 in mint set MS14)
六十 (60 - 1985): 153.150.000 (720.000/100.000/746.000
in mint sets MS15-MS17)
六十一 (61 - 1986): 113.960.000 (642.000/597.000
in mint sets MS18/MS19)
六十二 (62 - 1987): 631.545.000 (496.463/48.537
in mint sets MS20/MS21)
六十二 (62 - 1987) Proof: 230.000 (all in poof set PS1)
五十三 (63 - 1988): 368.920.000 (605.021/41.979
in mint sets MS22/MS23)
五十三 (63 - 1988) Proof: 200.000 (all in poof set PS2)
五十四 (64 - 1989): 67.332.000
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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
Weight:
4.5 grams
Diameter:
23.5 mm
Composition:
Bronze
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Denomination:
10 ¥
Known mintage:
1,773,000,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/temple
Composition Details:
90-70% Copper, 10-30% Tin
Score:
17.69 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)
(botom, Japanese value) 十 円 (jū, 10, ten Yen, ¥)
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Mintage:
二十六 (26 - 1951): 101.068.000
二十七 (27 - 1952): 486.632.000
二十八 (28 - 1953): 466.300.000
二十九 (29 - 1954): 520.900.000
三十 (30 - 1955): 123.100.000
三十二 (32 - 1957): 50.000.000
三十三 (33 - 1958): 25.000.000
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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
Weight:
4.5 grams
Diameter:
23.5 mm
Composition:
Bronze
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Denomination:
10 ¥
Edge Variety:
plain/smooth
Subject:
circulation type: value/temple
Composition Details:
90-70% Copper, 10-30% Tin
Score:
6.65 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)
(botom, Japanese value) 十 円 (jū, 10, ten Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
三十四 (34 - 1959): 62.400.000
三十五 (35 - 1960): 225.900.000
三十六 (36 - 1961): 229.900.000
三十七 (37 - 1962): 284.200.000
三十八 (38 - 1963): 411.300.000
三十九 (39 - 1964): 479.200.000
四十 (40 - 1965): 387.600.000
四十一 (41 - 1966): 395.900.000
四十二 (42 - 1967): 158.900.000
四十三 (43 - 1968): 363.600.000
四十四 (44 - 1969): 414.800.000 (6.162 in mint set MS1)
四十五 (45 - 1970): 382.700.000 (26.000 in mint set MS2)
四十六 (46 - 1971): 610.050.000 (14.653 in mint set MS3)
四十七 (47 - 1972): 634.950.000 (30.000 in mint set MS4)
四十八 (48 - 1973): 1.345.000.000
四十九 (49 - 1974): 1.780.000.000
五十 (50 - 1975): 1.280.260.000 (720.000 in mint set MS5)
五十一 (51 - 1976): 1.369.740.000 (580.000 in mint set MS6)
五十二 (52 - 1977): 1.467.000.000 (520.000 in mint set MS7)
五十三 (53 - 1978): 1.435.000.000 (488.000 in mint set MS8)
五十四 (54 - 1979): 1.207.000.000 (400.000 in mint set MS9)
五十五 (55 - 1980): 1.127.000.000 (520.000 in mint set MS10)
五十六 (56 - 1981): 1.369.000.000 (568.000 in mint set MS11)
五十七 (57 - 1982): 890.000.000 (632.000 in mint set MS12)
五十八 (58 - 1983): 870.000.000 (502.000 in mint set MS13)
五十九 (59 - 1984): 533.850.000 (520.000 in mint set MS14)
六十 (60 - 1985): 335.150.000 (720.000/100.000/746.000
in mint sets MS15-MS17)
六十一 (61 - 1986): 68.150.000 (642.000/597.000
in mint sets MS18/MS19)
六十二 (62 - 1987): 165.545.000 (496.463/48.537
in mint sets MS20/MS21)
六十二 (62 - 1987) Proof: 230.000 (all in poof set PS1)
六十三 (63 - 1988): 617.912.000 (605.021/41.979
in mint sets MS22/MS23)
六十三 (63 - 1988) Proof: 200.000 (all in poof set PS2)
六十四 (64 - 1989): 74.692.000
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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
Weight:
1 grams
Diameter:
20 mm
Composition:
Aluminium
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Lower circle. Both sides
Denomination:
1 ¥
Edge Variety:
plain/smooth
Subject:
circulation type: value/plant
Composition Details:
~ 99% aluminium
Score:
5.3 Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (Western value) 1 above thick circle
legend: (bottom, year) 昭和(三十 - 六十四) 年
(30th - 64th year of 124th emperor Hirohito (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)
Mintage:
三十 (30 - 1955): 381.700.000
三十一 (31 - 1956): 500.900.000
三十二 (32 - 1957): 492.000.000
三十三 (33 - 1958): 374.900.000
三十四 (34 - 1959): 208.600.000
三十五 (35 - 1960): 300.000.000
三十六 (36 - 1961): 432.400.000
三十七 (37 - 1962): 572.000.000
三十八 (38 - 1963): 788.700.000
三十九 (39 - 1964): 1.665.100.000
四十 (40 - 1965): 1.743.256.000
四十一 (41 - 1966): 807.344.000
四十二 (42 - 1967): 220.600.000
四十四 (44 - 1969): 184.700.000 (6.162 in mint set MS1)
四十五 (45 - 1970): 556.400.000 (26.000 in mint set MS2)
四十六 (46 - 1971): 904.950.000 (14.653 in mint set MS3)
四十七 (47 - 1972): 1.274.950.000 (30.000 in mint set MS4)
四十八 (48 - 1973): 1.470.000.000
四十九 (49 - 1974): 1.750.000.000
五十 (50 - 1975): 1.656.150.000 (720.000 in mint set MS5)
五十一 (51 - 1976): 928.800.000 (580.000 in mint set MS6)
五十二 (52 - 1977): 895.000.000 (520.000 in mint set MS7)
五十三 (53 - 1978): 864.000.000 (488.000 in mint set MS8)
五十四 (54 - 1979): 1.015.000.000 (400.000 in mint set MS9)
五十五 (55 - 1980): 1.145.000.000 (520.000 in mint set MS10)
五十六 (56 - 1981): 1.206.000.000 (568.000 in mint set MS11)
五十七 (57 - 1982): 1.017.000.000 (632.000 in mint set MS12)
五十八 (58 - 1983): 1.086.000.000 (502.000 in mint set MS13)
五十九 (59 - 1984): 981.850.000 (520.000 in mint set MS14)
六十 (60 - 1985): 837.150.000 (720.000/100.000/746.000
in mint sets MS15-MS17)
六十一 (61 - 1986): 417.960.000 (642.000/597.000
in mint sets MS18/MS19)
六十二 (62 - 1987): 955.545.000 (496.463/48.537
in mint sets MS20/MS21)
六十二 (62 - 1987) Proof: 230.000 (all in poof set PS1)
六十三 (63 - 1988): 1.268.812.000 (605.021/41.979
in mint sets MS22/MS23)
六十三 (63 - 1988) Proof: 200.000 (all in poof set PS2)
六十四 (64 - 1989): 116.100.000
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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
Weight:
5.5 grams
Diameter:
24 mm
Composition:
Nickel
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
50 ¥
Known mintage:
212,000,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/flower
Composition Details:
~ 98% nickel
Score:
56.66 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
Weight:
5 grams
Diameter:
25 mm
Composition:
Nickel
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular with round hole
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
50 ¥
Known mintage:
581,200,000
Edge Variety:
plain/smooth
Subject:
circulation type: value/flower
Composition Details:
~ 98% nickel
Score:
46.89 Accuracy: High
Description:
Front: (above, Western value) 50
legend: (left/right, spacers/dots) •
(botom, 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, ¥)
Mintage:
三十四 (34/1959): 23.900.000
三十五 (35/1960): 6.000.000
三十六 (36/1961): 16.000.000
三十七 (37/1962): 50.300.000
三十八 (38/1963): 55.000.000
三十九 (39/1964): 69.200.000
四十 (40/1965): 189.300.000
四十一 (41/1966): 171.500.000
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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
Weight:
4.8 grams
Diameter:
22.6 mm
Composition:
Silver
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Denticulated. Both sides
Denomination:
100 ¥
Known mintage:
100,000,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: sun/bird
Composition Details:
600/1000 Silver .0926 oz. AGW, 400/1000 copper
Score:
59.38 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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