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1 Yen - Shōwa

1 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse 1 Yen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 30-64 (1955-1989)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 1 Yen
1 JPY = 0.0092 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 74,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
JNDA# 02-13,
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)
Schön# 48
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Sprouting bamboo branch in center, authority on top, value and denomination on bottom

Lettering:
日 本 国
一 円

Translation:
State of Japan
1 yen

Reverse

Big value within two inner circles, date below

Lettering:
1
昭和五十三年

Translation:
1
Year 53 of Shōwa

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
30 (1955)  381,700,000 0.20 0.80 昭和三十年
31 (1956)  500,900,000 0.26 昭和三十一年
32 (1957)  492,000,000 0.13 0.29 0.82 昭和三十二年
33 (1958)  374,900,000 0.16 昭和三十三年
34 (1959)  208,600,000 0.37 昭和三十四年
35 (1960)  300,000,000 0.22 昭和三十五年
36 (1961)  432,400,000 0.14 0.24 昭和三十六年
37 (1962)  572,000,000 0.17 昭和三十七年
38 (1963)  788,700,000 0.11 0.14 昭和三十八年
39 (1964)  1,665,100,000 0.09 0.17 0.41 昭和三十九年
40 (1965)  1,743,256,000 0.19 0.11 0.16 0.33 昭和四十年
41 (1966)  807,344,000 0.20 昭和四十一年
42 (1967)  220,600,000 0.23 昭和四十二年
43 (1968)  昭和四十三年 ; Year not listed
44 (1969)  184,700,000 0.26 昭和四十四年
45 (1970)  556,400,000 0.18 0.21 昭和四十五年
46 (1971)  904,050,000 0.10 0.10 0.22 昭和四十六年
47 (1972)  1,274,950,000 0.12 0.24 0.19 昭和四十七年
48 (1973)  1,470,000,000 0.08 0.19 0.22 昭和四十八年
49 (1974)  1,750,000,000 0.10 0.07 0.11 0.20 昭和四十九年
50 (1975)  1,656,150,000 0.13 0.11 0.11 0.08 昭和五十年
51 (1976)  928,800,000 0.07 0.17 昭和五十一年
52 (1977)  895,000,000 0.26 0.31 昭和五十二年
53 (1978)  864,000,000 0.11 0.17 0.11 昭和五十三年
54 (1979)  1,015,000,000 0.16 0.14 昭和五十四年
55 (1980)  1,145,000,000 0.13 0.09 0.09 0.21 昭和五十五年
56 (1981)  1,206,000,000 0.11 0.14 0.17 昭和五十六年
57 (1982)  1,017,000,000 0.19 0.19 0.41 昭和五十七年
58 (1983)  1,086,000,000 0.09 0.23 0.20 昭和五十八年
59 (1984)  981,850,000 0.14 0.14 昭和五十九年
60 (1985)  837,150,000 0.07 0.20 0.21 昭和六十年
61 (1986)  417,960,000 0.13 昭和六十一年
62 (1987)  958,520,000 0.22 0.20 昭和六十二年
62 (1987)  230,000 昭和六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  1,268,842,000 0.06 0.14 0.12 昭和六十三年
63 (1988)  200,000 昭和六十三年; Proof
64 (1989)  116,100,000 0.10 昭和六十四年

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