50 Yen - Shōwa

50 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse50 Yen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 42-63 (1967-1988)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 50 Yen
50 JPY = USD 0.35
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1026
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Y# 81,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, United States.
And 1 more volumes.
JNDA# 02-7,
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.
Schön# 58
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

© Renato Lima

Mint

Japan Mint (独立行政法人造幣局 / Dokuritsu Gyōsei Hōjin Zōheikyoku), Hiroschima, Japan

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
42 (1967)  238 400 000 $ 0.37 $ 0.37 $ 0.48 $ 0.66 20%
43 (1968)  200 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.48 $ 0.68 16%
44 (1969)  210 900 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.38 $ 0.76 16%
45 (1970)  269 800 000 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.79 $ 1.57 $ 9.21 19%
46 (1971)  80 950 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.63 $ 0.83 7%
47 (1972)  138 980 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.48 $ 0.67 11%
48 (1973)  200 970 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.45 $ 0.51 $ 0.77 14%
49 (1974)  470 000 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.38 $ 0.53 $ 0.91 26%
50 (1975)  238 120 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.44 $ 0.47 15%
51 (1976)  241 880 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.41 $ 0.56 14%
52 (1977)  176 000 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.38 $ 0.70 10%
53 (1978)  234 000 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.38 13%
54 (1979)  110 000 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.50 7%
55 (1980)  51 000 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.44 $ 0.60 4%
56 (1981)  179 000 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.72 $ 0.76 $ 0.87 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 1.1%
62 (1987)  545 000 0.5%
62 (1987)  230 000 0.13% Proof
63 (1988)  108 912 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.41 $ 0.49 $ 0.72 7%
63 (1988)  200 000 0.4% 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 an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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