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500 Yen (opening of Seikan Tunnel)

500 Yen (opening of Seikan Tunnel)500 Yen (opening of Seikan Tunnel)
Series:
1948~Today - Commemoratives
Catalog codes:
WCC:y93
Themes:
Maps | Ribbons | Tunnels
Issued on:
1988
Last issue date:
1988
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
13 grams
Diameter:
30 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Known mintage:
20,000,000
Subject:
celebration type: map/tunnel
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
91.15 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Map of location of the Seikan Tunnel
below the Tsugaru Strait (津軽海峡 Tsugaru Kaikyō?)
channel between the islands Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan
legend: (above, subject) 青 函 ト ン ネ ル . . (Seikan Tonneru)
(lower-left, Western value) 5 0 0 円 (Yen, ¥)
(lower-right, 昭和63年 (63th year of 124th
emperor Hirohito, 裕仁 (昭和天皇 Shōwa-tennō, 1988)
Back: Tunnel design with double railway
between five flying sea gulls above wave design
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(botom, Japanese value) 五 百 円 (5 x 100 Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
63 (1988): 20.000.000 (400.000 in mint set MS24)
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500 Yen (opening of Seto Bridge)

500 Yen (opening of Seto Bridge)500 Yen (opening of Seto Bridge)
Series:
1948~Today - Commemoratives
Catalog codes:
WCC:y94
Themes:
Bridges | Maps | Ribbons
Issued on:
1988
Last issue date:
1988
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
13 grams
Diameter:
30 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Known mintage:
20,000,000
Subject:
celebration type: map/bridge
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
88.66 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Map of location of the Great Seto Bridge
on the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海, Seto Naikai)
to connect Honshu island (north) with Shikoku island
(south) in central Japan inside a ribbon
legend: (above, subject) 瀬 戸 大 橋 . . (Seto Ōhashi)
(lower-left, Western value) 5 0 0 円 (Yen, ¥)
(lower-right, 昭和63年 (63th year of 124th
emperor Hirohito, 裕仁 (昭和天皇 Shōwa-tennō, 1988)
Back: Bridge view from Shikoku island
consisting of 4 lanes of roadway (upper),
2 rail lines (lower)
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(botom, Japanese value) 五 百 円 (5 x 100 Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
63 (1988): 20.000.000 (400.000 in mint set MS24)
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100 Yen (平成 - Heisei)

100 Yen (平成 - Heisei)100 Yen (平成 - Heisei)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y98.1, WCC:y98.2
Variants:
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Themes:
Flowers | Plants (Flora)
Issued on:
1989
Last issue date:
2014
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
4.8 grams
Diameter:
22.6 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Denomination:
100 ¥
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/flowers
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
21.58 Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (Large Western value) 100
legend (bottom, year) 平 成 1 - 2 . 年 (current)
(area: 平成, Heisei-tennō, 1st - 2.th year (current)
of 125th emperor Akihito (明仁)
Back: Three cherry blossoms (Prunus serrulata,
sakura (桜, 櫻 or さくら)
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, value in Japanese) 百 円 (100 Yen, ¥)
Mintage: (y98.1) Ordinal
元 (1/first - 1989): 368.800.000 (647.000 in mint set MS25)
元 (1/first - 1989) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS3)

(y98.2) Western number
2 (1990): 444.753.000 (600.000 in mint set MS26)
2 (1990) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS4)
3 (1991): 374.900.000 (600.000/10.000/
50.000/40.000 in mint sets MS27-MS30)
3 (1991) Proof: 220.000 (all in proof set PS5)
4 (1992): 210.880.000 (700.000/20.000/
50.000/30.000 in mint sets MS31-MS34)
4 (1992) Proof: 250.000 (all in proof set PS6)
5 (1993): 81.990.000 (total: 1.040.000 in mint sets MS35-MS40)
5 (1993) Proof: 250.000 (all in proof set PS7)
6 (1994): 81.540.000 (total: 850.000
in mint sets MS41-MS48, MS48A)
6 (1994) Proof: 227.000 (all in proof set PS10)
7 (1995): 92.674.000 (total: 1.843.000
in mint sets MS49-MS64)
7 (1995) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS13)
8 (1996): 237.024.000 (total: 1.065.000
in mint sets MS65-76)
8 (1996) Proof: 189.000 (all in proof set PS14)
9 (1997): 271.876.000 (total: 1.128.000
in mint sets MS77-MS88)
9 (1997) Proof: 212.000 (186.000/25.000
in proof sets PS20/PS21)
10 (1998): 252.412.000 (total: 743.000
in mint sets MS89-MS99)
10 (1998) Proof: 200.000 (30.000/170.000
in proof sets PS24/PS25)
11 (1999): 178.850.000 (total: 908.000
in mint sets MS100-MS110)
11 (1999) Proof: 280.000 (80.000/50.000
150.000 in proof sets PS26-PS28)
12 (2000): 171.800.000 (total: 846.000
in mint sets MS111-MS118-MS120-MS124)
12 (2000) Proof: 226.000 (100.000/126.000
in proof sets PS30-PS31)
13 (2001): 8.024.000 (total: 892.200
in mint sets MS125-MS138, MS140)
13 (2001) Proof: 238.000 (138.000/100.000
in proof sets PS32/PS33)
14 (2002): 10.667.000 (total: 535.800
in mint sets MS144-MS154)
14 (2002) Proof: 242.000 (144.000/3.000/95.000
in proof set PS34-PS36)
15 (2003): 98.406.000 (total: 924.000
in mint sets MS155-MS171)
15 (2003) Proof: 275.000 (105.000/unkn./90.000/
5.000/70.000/5.000 in proof sets PS39, 40A-PS43)
16 (2004): 204.903.000 (total: 853.000
in mint sets MS172-MS188)
16 (2004) Proof: 273.000 (108.000/unkn./60.000/
50.000/50.000/5.000/35.000 in proof set PS44-PS49)
17 (2005): 299.761.000 (total: 1.090.000
in mint sets MS189-MS207)
17 (2005) Proof: 258.000 186.700/unkn./60.000/
34.000/30.000/47.300 in proof set PS51-PS56)
18 (2006): unknown (total: 633.500 + unkn. (MS208+209)
in mint sets MS208-MS220)
18 (2006) Proof: 246.000 (85.000/unknown/
35.000/46.000/80.000 in proof set PS57-PS61)
19 (2007): 0.000
19 (2007) Proof:
20 (2008): 0.000
20 (2008) Proof:
21 (2009): 0.000
21 (2009) Proof:
22 (2010): 0.000
22 (2010) Proof:
23 (2011): 0.000
23 (2011) Proof:
24 (2012): 0.000
24 (2012) Proof:
23 (2013): 0.000
23 (2013) Proof:
24 (2014): 0.000
24 (2014) Proof:
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500 Yen (平成 - Heisei)

500 Yen (平成 - Heisei)500 Yen (平成 - Heisei)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y99.1, WCC:y99.2
Variants:
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Themes:
Flowers | Plants (Flora)
Issued on:
1989
Last issue date:
1999
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
7.2 grams
Diameter:
26.5 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Edge Variety:
Plain/smooth with incuse text:
Subject:
circulation type: value/flower
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
54.64 Accuracy: High
Description:
Front: (Western value) 500 above (year)
昭和(元 - 十一)年
(Showa 5x10+7 - 6x10+4 area, 57 - 64th year of 124th emperor
Hirohito, 裕仁 (昭和天皇 Shōwa-tennō, 1982 - 1989)
legend none (top/bottom, spacers/plant) 5 leaves
(left/right, spacers/plant) branches
Back: Pawlownia flower (Paulownia tomentosa, tree)
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, value in Japanese) 五 百 円 (5 x 100 Yen, ¥)
Edge: Pit - Plain with incuse value & state name:
500 ◊ NIPPON ◊ 500 ◊ NIPPON ◊
Note: difference between y87 and 99.1 and y99.2 is the emperor
area 昭和 (Shōwa) become 平成 (Heisei)
Mintage:
元 (1/first - 1989): 192.652.000 (647.000 in mint set MS25)
元 (1/first - 1989) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS3)
二 (2 - 1990): 159.753.000 (600.000 in mint set MS26)
二 (2 - 1990) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS4)
三 (3 - 1991): 169.900.000 (600.000/10.000/50.000/
40.000 in mint sets MS27-MS30)
三 (3 - 1991) Proof: 220.000 (all in proof set PS5)
四 (4 - 1992): 87.880.000 (700.000/20.000/50.000
30.000 in mint sets MS31-MS34)
四 (4 - 1992) Proof: 250.000 (all in proof set PS6)
五 (5 - 1993): 131.990.000 (800.000/70.000/30.000/
10.000/30.000/100.000 in mint sets MS35-MS40)
五 (5 - 1993) Proof: 250.000 (all in proof set PS7)
六 (6 - 1994): 105.545.000 (80.000/20.000/10.000/
10.000/30.000/570.000/100.000/10.000
20.000 in mint sets MS41-MS48, MS48A)
六 (6 - 1994) Proof: 227.000 (all in proof set PS10)
七 (7 - 1995): 182.669.000 (80.000/10.000/10.000/10.000/
10.000/12.000/355.000/200.000/390.000/192.500/191.500/
177.500/174.500/10.000/10.000/10.000 in mint sets MS49-MS64)
七 (7 - 1995) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS13)
八 (8 - 1996): 99.024.000 (80.000/10.000/10.000/10.000/
10.000/20.000/8.000/290.000/200.000/100.000/
321.000/6.000 in mint sets MS65-76)
八 (8 - 1996) Proof: 189.000 (all in proof set PS14)
九 (9 - 1997): 172.878.000 (10.000/12.000/80.000/
10.000/10.000/10.000/7.000/331.000/250.000/8.000/
195.000/205.000/ in mint sets MS77-MS88)
九 (9 - 1997) Proof: 212.000 (186.000/25.000
in proof sets PS20/PS21)
十 (10 - 1998): 214.408.000 (10.000/10.000/81.000
10.000/13.000/257.000/10.000/10.000/10.000/
336.000/6.000 in mint sets MS89-MS99)
十 (10 - 1998) Proof: 200.000 (30.000/170.000
in proof sets PS24/PS25)
十一 (11 - 1999): 164.840.000 (20.000/20.000/6.000/
80.000/10.000/10.000/6.000/6.000/200.000/
250.000/300.000 in mint sets MS100-MS110)
十一 (11 - 1999) Proof: 280.000 (80.000/50.000
150.000 in proof sets PS26-PS28)

Note: Coin design was changed in Heisei Year 12 (2000) with latent imagery after massive counterfeiting issue plagued this coin.
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50 Yen (平成 - Heisei)

50 Yen (平成 - Heisei)50 Yen (平成 - Heisei)
Series:
1948~Today - Circulating Coins
Catalog codes:
WCC:y101.1, WCC:y101.2
Variants:
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Themes:
Flowers | Plants (Flora)
Issued on:
1989
Last issue date:
2014
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
4 grams
Diameter:
21 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular with round hole
Rim:
Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Denomination:
50 ¥
Known mintage:
245,000,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/flowers
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
32.21 Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (Western value) 50
legend (top) (Showa area)
(bottom, year) 平 成 1 - 2 6 年 (1989 - 201x current)
year of 125th emperor Akihito (明仁, 天皇陛下 Tennō Heika)
Back: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(left/right) Chrysanthemums
(bottom, value in Japanese) 五 十 円 (5x10 Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
1 (first, 1989): 244.800.000 (647.000 in mint set MS25)
1 (first, 1989) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS3)
2 (1990): 274.753.000 (600.000 in mint set MS26)
2 (1990) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS4)
3 (1991): 208.900.000 (600.000/10.000/50.000/
40.000 in mint sets MS27-MS30)
3 (1991) Proof: 220.000 (all in proof set PS5)
4 (1992): 48.880.000 (700.000/20.000/50.000
30.000 in mint sets MS31-MS34)
4 (1992) Proof: 250.000 (all in proof set PS6)
5 (1993): 50.990.000 (800.000/70.000/30.000/
10.000/30.000/100.000 in mint sets MS35-MS40)
5 (1993) Proof: 250.000 (all in proof set PS7)
6 (1994): 65.540.000 (80.000/20.000/10.000/
10.000/30.000/570.000/100.000/10.000
20.000 in mint sets MS41-MS48, MS48A)
6 (1994) Proof: 227.000 (all in proof set PS10)
7 (1995): 111.674.000 (80.000/10.000/10.000/10.000/
10.000/12.000/355.000/200.000/390.000/192.500/191.500/
177.500/174.500/10.000/10.000/10.000 in mint sets MS49-MS64)
7 (1995) Proof: 200.000 (all in proof set PS13)
8 (1996): 82.024.000 (80.000/10.000/10.000/10.000/
10.000/20.000/8.000/290.000/200.000/100.000/
321.000/6.000 in mint sets MS65-76)
8 (1996) Proof: 189.000 (all in proof set PS14)
9 (1997): 149.876.000 (10.000/12.000/80.000/
10.000/10.000/10.000/7.000/331.000/250.000/8.000/
195.000/205.000/ in mint sets MS77-MS88)
9 (1997) Proof: 212.000 (186.000/25.000
in proof sets PS20/PS21)
10 (1998): 100.412.000 (10.000/10.000/81.000
10.000/13.000/257.000/10.000/10.000/10.000/
336.000/6.000 in mint sets MS89-MS99)
10 (1998) Proof: 200.000 (30.000/170.000
in proof sets PS24/PS25)
11 (1999): 58.850.000 (20.000/20.000/6.000/
80.000/10.000/10.000/6.000/6.000/200.000/
250.000/300.000 in mint sets MS100-MS110)
11 (1999) Proof: 280.000 (80.000/50.000
150.000 in proof sets PS26-PS28)
12 (2000): 6.800.000 ( in mint sets MS)
12 (2000) Proof: 226.000 ( in proof set PS)
13 (2001): 8.024.000 (8.000/85.000/10.000/10.000/
5.000/8.000/5.000/5.000/193.600/190.300/8.300/4.000/
224.000/7.300/128.700 in mint sets MS125-MS138, MS140)
13 (2001) Proof: 238.000 (138.000/100.000
in proof sets PS32/PS33)
14 (2002): 11.667.000 (6.000/4.000/
80.000/10.000/10.000/6.000/194.000/6.000
3.000/2.000/214.800 in mint sets MS144-MS154)
14 (2002) Proof: 242.000 (144.000/3.000/95.000
in proof set PS34-PS36)
15 (2003): 10.406.000 (8.000/7.000/7.000/6.000/80.000/
10.000/10.000/6.000/235.000/130.000/5.000/5.000/5.000/
205.000/100.000/100.000/5.000 in mint sets MS155-MS171)
15 (2003) Proof: 275.000 (105.000/unkn./90.000/
5.000/70.000/5.000 in proof sets PS39, 40A-PS43)
16 (2004): 9.903.000 (8.000/5.000/5.000/4.000/70.000/
10.000/10.000/6.000/100.000/122.500/5.000/189.000/5.000/
226.000/5.000/44.000/38.500 in mint sets MS172-MS188)
16 (2004) Proof: 273.000 (108.000/unkn./60.000/
50.000/50.000/5.000/35.000 in proof set PS44-PS49)
17 (2005): 9.761.000 (200.000/8.000/5.000/
2.0000/5.000/60.000/10.000/10.000/5.000/126.500/
104.500/5.000/5.000/182.000/141.000/75.800/
5.000/83.600/56.600 in mint sets MS189-MS207)
17 (2005) Proof: 258.000 (86.700/unkn./60.000/
34.000/30.000/47.300 in proof set PS51-PS56)
18 (2006): .000.000 (5.000/unkn./unkn./
189.000/66.500/60.000/8.000/8.000/85.500/4.000/
4.000/200.000/3.500 in mint sets MS208-MS220)
18 (2006) Proof: 246.000 (85.000/unknown/
35.000/46.000/80.000 in proof set PS57-PS61)
19 (2007): .000.000 ( in mint sets MS-MS)
19 (2007) Proof: .000 ( in proof set PS/PS)
20 (2008): .000.000 ( in mint sets MS-MS)
20 (2008) Proof: .000 ( in proof set PS/PS)
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500 Yen (Enthronement of Emperor Akihito)

500 Yen (Enthronement of Emperor Akihito)500 Yen (Enthronement of Emperor Akihito)
Series:
1948~Today - Commemoratives
Catalog codes:
WCC:y102
Themes:
Coats of Arms | Plants (Flora) | Vehicles
Issued on:
1990-11-08
Last issue date:
1990-11-08
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
13 grams
Diameter:
30 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Known mintage:
30,000,000
Subject:
celebration type: arms/coach
Composition Details:
925/1000 Silver .4461 oz. ASW, 75/1000 copper
Score:
90 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Imperial Seal (mon) of Japan, Chrysanthemum Seal
(菊紋 kikumon) or Chrysanthemum Flower Seal (菊花紋,
菊花紋章 kikukamon, kikukamonshō) or Imperial chrysanthemum emblem (菊の御紋 kikunogomon)
in font of different plants
legend: (top, subject) . . 位 . .
(transl.: Enthronement of Emperor Akihito)
(lower-left, Western value) 5 0 0 円 (Yen)
(dottom, spacer/dot) •
(lower-right, year) 平 成 2 年
(area: 平 成, Heisei, 2 - 1990, year)
Back: Emperor's Carriage (left)
legend: (top, wide state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, value in Japanese) 五 百 円 (5 x 100 Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
2 (1990): 30.000.000 (unknown in package)
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500 Yen (20th anniversary reversion of Okinawa)

500 Yen (20th anniversary reversion of Okinawa)500 Yen (20th anniversary reversion of Okinawa)
Series:
1948~Today - Commemoratives
Catalog codes:
WCC:y106
Themes:
Buildings | Dragons | Heraldic Animals
Issued on:
1992
Last issue date:
1992
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
13 grams
Diameter:
30 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Known mintage:
20,000,000
Subject:
celebration type: value/building
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
94.1 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: (Wetern value) 500円
between (above, subject) .... / 二十年
(transl.: reversion of Okinawa / 20 years, anniversary)
(below, year) 平成四年
(area: 平成 Heisei)
(四 4th year year of 124th emperor Akihito (明仁)
(年 year (-nen)
legend: none, mirrores dragons facing
Back: Shuri Castle (首里城, Shuri-jō?, Shui Gushiku,
palace of the Ryūkyū Kingdom,1992, reconstructed
build in Sanzan period (1322–1429)
(top, wide state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, value in Japanese) 五 百 円 (5 x 100 Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
四 (4 - 1992): 19.950.000 (700.000 in mint set MS31)
四 (4 - 1992) Proof 50.000 (unknown in capsule)
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500 Yen (Royal Wedding of Crown Prince)

500 Yen (Royal Wedding of Crown Prince)500 Yen (Royal Wedding of Crown Prince)
Series:
1948~Today - Commemoratives
Catalog codes:
WCC:y107
Variants:
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Themes:
Animals (Fauna) | Birds | Coats of Arms | Herons | Plants (Flora) | Princes | Seals (Emblems) | Weddings
Issued on:
1993-06-04
Last issue date:
1993-06-04
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
7.2 grams
Diameter:
26.5 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Known mintage:
30,000,000
Subject:
celebration type: arms/herons
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
91.17 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Imperial Seal (mon) of Japan, Chrysanthemum Seal
(菊紋 kikumon) or Chrysanthemum Flower Seal (菊花紋,
菊花紋章 kikukamon, kikukamonshō) or Imperial chrysanthemum emblem (菊の御紋 kikunogomon)
between 2 branches
legend: (top, subject) . . 干 . 下 . . . . .
(transl.: Royal Wedding of Crown Prince)
(lower-left, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Western value) 5 0 0 円 (Yen)
(left/right, lower-left/right, spacers/dots) •
(lower-right, year) 平 成 五 年
(area: 平 成, Heisei, 五 (5 - 1993), 年 (year)
Back: Pair of flyng herons (left) above arc design
legend: none
Mintage:
五 (5 - 1993): 29.800.000 (800.000 in mint set MS35)
五 (5 - 1993) Proof 200.000 (100.000/100.000 in proof set PS8/PS9)
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500 Yen (Opening of Kansai International Airport)

500 Yen (Opening of Kansai International Airport)500 Yen (Opening of Kansai International Airport)
Series:
1948~Today - Commemoratives
Catalog codes:
WCC:y110
Themes:
Aircraft | Airports | Aviation | Landscapes | Seals (Emblems)
Issued on:
1994
Last issue date:
1994
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
7.2 grams
Diameter:
26.5 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Known mintage:
20,000,000
Subject:
celebration type: seal/plane
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
94.24 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Map of location of Kansai Airport (関西国際空港,
Kansai Kokusai Kūkō) on an artificial island in the middle
of Osaka Bay in Osaka Prefecture, 大阪府, Ōsaka-fu)
legend: (above, subject) . . . . . . . .
(transl. Opening of Kansai International Airport)
inside a blossom-shaped knotted ribbon
(lower-left, Western value) 5 0 0 円 (Yen, ¥)
(lower-right, 平成6年 (6th year of 125th
emperor Akihito 明仁 (今上天皇 kinjō tennō, 1994)
Back: Airplane (front-right) above airport with bridge to main island Honshu (本州 Honshū)
legend: (top, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Japanese value) 五 百 円 (5 x 100 Yen, ¥)
Mintage:
6 (1994): 19.900.000 (unknown in package)
6 (1994) Proof: 100.000 (all in proof set PS12)
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500 Yen (12th Asian games in Hiroshima - Runners)

500 Yen (12th Asian games in Hiroshima - Runners)500 Yen (12th Asian games in Hiroshima - Runners)
Series:
1948~Today - Commemoratives
Catalog codes:
WCC:y111
Themes:
Art | Leaves | Running | Seals (Emblems) | Sports | Stylized Figures / Persons
Issued on:
1994
Last issue date:
1994
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
7.2 grams
Diameter:
26.5 mm
Mint:
Japan Mint, Osaka, Japan
Orientation:
Medal alignment ↑O↑
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Dotted circle. Both sides
Denomination:
500 ¥
Known mintage:
10,000,000
Subject:
numismatic type: design/ runners
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
96.19 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Artistic design in front of leaves
above (Western value) 500 YEN
legend: (above, subject in English)
THE 12th ASIAN GAMES HIROSHIMA
(lower-left/right, spacers/dots) •
(bottom, wide year) 平 成 6 年 (6th year of 125th
emperor Akihito 明仁 (今上天皇 kinjō tennō, 1994)
Back: Stylized women runnes (left)
in front of line (7) design above
(right, state name) 日 本 国
(Nippon/Nihon-koku, the State of Japan)
(bottom, Japanese value) 五 百 円 (5 x 100 Yen, ¥)
legend: none
Mintage:
6 (1994): 9.900.000 (unknown in games set MS.)
6 (1994) Proof: 100.000 (all in proof set PS11)
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