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50 Yen - Shōwa

50 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse 50 Yen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 42-63 (1967-1988)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 50 yen
50 JPY = 0.47 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 81, JNDA# 02-7, Schön# 58
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Center hole flanked by chrysanthemum flowers, authority on top and value below

Lettering:
日 本 国
五 十 円

Reverse

Big value above centre hole with date below

Lettering:
50
昭和42年

Translation: Year 42 of Shōwa

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
42 (1967)  238,400,000 0.65 0.76
43 (1968)  200,000,000 0.65 0.78
44 (1969)  210,900,000 0.39 0.60
45 (1970)  269,800,000 0.41 0.55 1.12
46 (1971)  80,950,000 0.55
47 (1972)  138,980,000 0.55
48 (1973)  200,970,000 0.39 0.43
49 (1974)  470,000,000 0.45 0.54 0.61 0.78
50 (1975)  238,120,000 0.55 0.55
51 (1976)  241,880,000 0.50 0.60
52 (1977)  176,000,000 0.73
53 (1978)  234,000,000 0.43
54 (1979)  110,000,000 0.52
55 (1980)  51,000,000
56 (1981)  179,000,000 0.53 0.78
57 (1982)  30,000,000
58 (1983)  30,000,000
59 (1984)  29,850,000
60 (1985)  10,150,000
61 (1986)  9,960,000
62 (1987)  545,000
62 (1987)  230,000 Proof
63 (1988)  108,912,000
63 (1988)  200,000 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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