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1 Sen - Shōwa Not issued

1 Sen - Shōwa (Not issued) -  obverse1 Sen - Shōwa (Not issued) -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1945
Value 1 Sen (0.01 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Porcelain
Weight 0.8 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 110
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Upper left an accounting kanji,
in the backgraound Mt. Fuji with clouds.

Lettering:

Translation: 1

Reverse

Sakura blossoms in the center
surrounded by three kanji at 4, 8 and 12 o'clock

Lettering: 本 日 大

Translation: Great Japan

Edge

Smooth

1 Sen - Shōwa (Not issued) -  obverse

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Comments

Made by Kyowashinkou Porcelain Co. in Kyoto also Seto Co as an experimental coin at the end of world war 2.
60% Sankansaka Clay, 15% Granite, 15% Red clay and 10% other. The color range from bright red to dark brown depending on the baking temperature.
It is said to have circulated for a short time at the end of the war and because of this unofficial release it is the most common of the porcelain coins to be seen.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
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