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10 Yen - Meiji

Features

Country Japan
Emperor Meiji (1867-1912)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 30-43 (1897-1910)
Calendar Japanese - Meiji era
Value 10 Yen (10 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 8.33 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 33,
  • 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# 01-7
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association; The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes. Japan Numismatic Dealers Association.

Obverse

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:
10
Yen

Reverse

Radiant sun in flower cartouche surrounded by text, separated by little Paulownia Flower Seals.

Lettering:
年 二 十 四 治 明 · 本 日 大
· 圓 十 ·

Translation:
Great Japan · Year 42 of Meiji
· 10 yen ·

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
30 (1897)  2,422,146 年十三治明
31 (1898)  3,176,134 年一十三治明
32 (1899)  1,743,006 年二十三治明
33 (1900)  1,114,776 年三十三治明
34 (1901)  1,654,682 年四十三治明
35 (1902)  3,023,940 年五十三治明
36 (1903)  2,902,184 年六十三治明
37 (1904)  724,548 年七十三治明
40 (1907)  157,684 年十四治明
41 (1908)  1,160,674 年一十四治明
42 (1909)  2,165,660 年二十四治明
43 (1910)  8,982 年三十四治明

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