5 Sen - Meiji

Features

Country Japan
Emperor Meiji (1867-1912)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 3-4 (1870-1871)
Calendar Japanese - Meiji era
Value 5 Sen (0.05 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 1.25 g
Diameter 16.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 1,
  • 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# 01-33
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

Dragon within beaded circle, legends above, written value below

Lettering:
年四治明 · 本日大
· 錢 五 ·

Translation:
Great Japan · Year 4 of Meiji
· 5 sen ·

Reverse

Sunburst crest within beaded circle and wreath, chrysanthemum between two paulownia flowers above

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Scale variants:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
3 (1870)  10% 年三治明 ; deep scales
3 (1870)  1,501,473 69% 年三治明 ; shallow scales
4 (1871)  23.02 48% 年四治明

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