1 Sen - Shōwa

Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 13 (1938)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 1 Sen (0.01 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.75 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 55,
  • 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# 01-49
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.

Obverse

Top: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)
Centre: Value within a Floral design
Bottom: Paulownia Flower (Government Seal of Japan)

Lettering:

Translation:
1
Sen

Reverse

Crow facing left on cloud background

Lettering:
❀ 本 日 大 ❀
年 三 十 和 昭

Translation:
❀ Great Japan ❀
Shōwa Year 13

Edge

Plain

Comments

Listed in JNDA catalog as brass

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13 (1938)  113,600,000 1.18 1.20 3.03

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