50 Yen - Shōwa

50 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse50 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 = 0.48 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 81,
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
JNDA# 02-7,
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2017. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 9784930810212.
Schön# 58
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
日 本 国
五 十 円

Translation:
State of Japan
50 yen

Reverse

Value in large font above the center hole with the date below

Lettering:
50
昭和42年

Translation:
50
Year 42 of Shōwa

Edge

Reeded

50 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
42 (1967)  238,400,000 0.73 0.61 0.84 20%
43 (1968)  200,000,000 0.61 0.86 16%
44 (1969)  210,900,000 0.37 0.61 0.96 16%
45 (1970)  269,800,000 2.23 0.40 0.61 1.00 11.65 18%
46 (1971)  80,950,000 0.61 0.61 1.05 7%
47 (1972)  138,980,000 0.61 0.61 1.06 11%
48 (1973)  200,970,000 0.43 0.47 14%
49 (1974)  470,000,000 0.37 0.51 0.73 0.85 26%
50 (1975)  238,120,000 0.23 0.61 0.60 15%
51 (1976)  241,880,000 0.54 0.55 0.71 14%
52 (1977)  176,000,000 0.50 10%
53 (1978)  234,000,000 0.35 0.46 0.50 1.11 13%
54 (1979)  110,000,000 0.65 7%
55 (1980)  51,000,000 4%
56 (1981)  179,000,000 0.49 0.91 0.55 10%
57 (1982)  30,000,000 2%
58 (1983)  30,000,000 2%
59 (1984)  29,850,000 2%
60 (1985)  10,150,000 1.2%
61 (1986)  9,960,000 1.0%
62 (1987)  545,000 0.5%
62 (1987)  230,000 0.11% Proof
63 (1988)  108,912,000 0.52 7%
63 (1988)  200,000 0.5% Proof

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