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1 Rin - Meiji

Features

Country Japan
Emperor Meiji (1867-1912)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 6-25 (1873-1892)
Calendar Japanese - Meiji era
Value 1 Rin (0.001 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 0.91 g
Diameter 15.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 15,
  • Yeoman, Richard S. & Arthur L. Friedberg ; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Yeoman, Richard S., Arthur L. Friedberg, & Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
JNDA# 01-55
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association; The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes. Japan Numismatic Dealers Association.

Obverse

Chrysanthemum Flower Seal in the center surrounded by text

Lettering:
年 八 治 明 · 本 日 大 ·
· 1 RIN ·

Translation:
Great Japan · Year 8 of Meiji
· 1 Rin ·

Reverse

Big kanji for the denomination

Lettering:

Translation:
1
Rin

Edge

Smooth

1 Rin - Meiji -  obverse

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Comments

The year 25 coin was struck for exhibiton at the World's Columbian Exposition  in Chicago in 1892

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
6 (1873)  6,979,260 11% 年六治明
7 (1874)  4.33 22% 年七治明; mintage included above
8 (1875)  3,718,840 12% 年八治明; 明 connected
8 (1875)  0.3% 年八治明; 明 separated; mintage included above
9 (1876)  23,000 1.4% 年九治明
10 (1877)  2% 年十治明; mintage included above
13 (1880)  810 1.0% 年三十治明
15 (1882)  3,632,360 6.76 17% 年五十治明
16 (1883)  14,128,150 4.01 9.43 38% 年六十治明
17 (1884)  16,009,130 8.75 5.22 37% 年七十治明
25 (1892)  1.7% 年五十二治明; see comment section

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