20 Sen - Meiji

Features

Issuer Japan
Emperor Meiji (1867-1912)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 6-38 (1873-1905)
Calendar Japanese - Meiji era
Value 20 Sen (0.2 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 5.39 g
Diameter 22.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 10945
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Y# 24,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.
JNDA# 1-21
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.

Obverse

Dragon within beaded circle, legends above, written value below

Lettering:
年九 治 明 · 本 日 大
· 20 SEN ·

Translation:
Great Japan · Year 9 of Meiji
· 20 sen ·

Reverse

Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)
Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value

Lettering:


Translation:
20
Sen

Edge

Reeded

20 Sen - Meiji -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
6 (1873)  5 214 284 $ 6.22 9% 年六治明
7 (1874)  3 024 242 1.8% 年七治明
8 (1875)  612 736 2% 年八治明
9 (1876)  9 200 892 $ 5.59 16% 年九治明
10 (1877)  5 199 731 3% 年十治明
13 (1880)  96 0.5% 年三十治明
18 (1885)  4 205 723 10% 年八十治明
20 (1887)  4 794 755 11% 年十二治明
21 (1888)  703 920 3% 年一十二治明
24 (1891)  2 500 000 4% 年四十二治明
25 (1892)  3 054 307 7% 年五十二治明
26 (1893)  3 445 000 4% 年六十二治明
27 (1894)  4 500 000 6% 年七十二治明
28 (1895)  7 000 000 $ 12 13% 年八十二治明
29 (1896)  2 599 340 6% 年九十二治明
30 (1897)  7 516 448 9% 年十三治明
31 (1898)  17 984 212 $ 6.22 $ 14 24% 年一十三治明
32 (1899)  15 000 000 $ 8.09 $ 17 20% 年二十三治明
33 (1900)  800 000 1.3% 年三十三治明
34 (1901)  500 000 1.0% 年四十三治明
37 (1904)  5 250 000 9% 年七十三治明
38 (1905)  8 444 930 $ 16 12% 年八十三治明

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