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50 Sen - Shōwa

50 Sen - Shōwa -  obverse 50 Sen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 22-23 (1947-1948)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 50 Sen (0.5 JPY)
Composition Brass
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.56 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 69, JNDA# 01-19
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)

Obverse

Numeral 50 within center circle, flanked by dots, authority on top, date on bottom

Lettering:
國 本 日

年二十二和昭

Translation:
State of Japan

Year 22 of Shōwa

Reverse

Value and denomination at left of cherry blossom wreath, chrysanthemum on top.

Lettering: 錢十五

Translation: 50 sen

Edge

Reeded

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22 (1947)  849,234,445 1.04 0.94 0.84 年二十二和昭
23 (1948)  0.85 0.96 年三十二和昭

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