1 Yen - Shōwa

1 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse1 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 = 0.0090 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Aluminium (100% Aluminium)
Weight 1 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1590
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Y# 74,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.
JNDA# 02-13,
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.
Schön# 48
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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
昭和三十九年

Translation:
1
Year 39 of Shōwa

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Japan Mint (独立行政法人造幣局 / Dokuritsu Gyōsei Hōjin Zōheikyoku), Hiroschima, Japan

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
30 (1955)  381 700 000 0.14 0.13 0.12 0.51 0.54 11% 昭和三十年
31 (1956)  500 900 000 0.05 0.14 0.25 9% 昭和三十一年
32 (1957)  492 000 000 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.29 0.21 7% 昭和三十二年
33 (1958)  374 900 000 0.16 0.18 6% 昭和三十三年
34 (1959)  208 600 000 0.36 5% 昭和三十四年
35 (1960)  300 000 000 0.08 0.23 0.24 7% 昭和三十五年
36 (1961)  432 400 000 0.12 0.14 0.30 9% 昭和三十六年
37 (1962)  572 000 000 0.07 0.17 0.18 0.60 10% 昭和三十七年
38 (1963)  788 700 000 0.07 0.13 0.16 0.43 13% 昭和三十八年
39 (1964)  1 665 100 000 0.05 0.08 0.11 0.18 0.55 19% 昭和三十九年
40 (1965)  1 743 256 000 0.08 0.19 0.16 0.16 0.38 25% 昭和四十年
41 (1966)  807 344 000 0.05 0.14 0.14 0.16 0.30 13% 昭和四十一年
42 (1967)  220 600 000 0.16 0.20 0.89 5% 昭和四十二年
43 (1968)  0.8% 昭和四十三年 ; Year not listed
44 (1969)  184 700 000 0.23 5% 昭和四十四年
45 (1970)  556 400 000 0.18 0.18 0.21 0.60 11% 昭和四十五年
46 (1971)  904 050 000 0.05 0.12 0.17 0.23 0.25 16% 昭和四十六年
47 (1972)  1 274 950 000 0.01 0.13 0.18 0.25 17% 昭和四十七年
48 (1973)  1 470 000 000 0.05 0.06 0.11 0.18 0.25 19% 昭和四十八年
49 (1974)  1 750 000 000 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.23 0.54 22% 昭和四十九年
50 (1975)  1 656 150 000 0.05 0.17 0.12 0.12 0.18 22% 昭和五十年
51 (1976)  928 800 000 0.02 0.83 0.12 0.17 0.25 14% 昭和五十一年
52 (1977)  895 000 000 0.05 0.21 0.24 0.36 13% 昭和五十二年
53 (1978)  864 000 000 0.05 0.11 0.16 0.18 0.13 14% 昭和五十三年
54 (1979)  1 015 000 000 0.05 0.12 0.17 0.16 14% 昭和五十四年
55 (1980)  1 145 000 000 0.05 0.18 0.11 0.12 0.21 0.05 17% 昭和五十五年
56 (1981)  1 206 000 000 0.05 0.15 0.12 0.14 0.18 0.57 18% 昭和五十六年
57 (1982)  1 017 000 000 0.05 0.20 0.08 0.19 0.12 0.80 0.54 15% 昭和五十七年
58 (1983)  1 086 000 000 0.07 0.14 0.11 0.24 0.24 17% 昭和五十八年
59 (1984)  981 850 000 0.06 0.10 0.12 0.17 0.18 15% 昭和五十九年
60 (1985)  837 150 000 0.14 0.11 0.23 0.21 0.49 15% 昭和六十年
61 (1986)  417 960 000 0.12 0.18 8% 昭和六十一年
62 (1987)  958 520 000 0.14 0.11 0.17 0.21 0.24 0.63 14% 昭和六十二年
62 (1987)  230 000 0.3% 昭和六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  1 268 842 000 0.05 0.06 0.14 0.18 0.70 19% 昭和六十三年
63 (1988)  200 000 0.3% 昭和六十三年; Proof
64 (1989)  116 100 000 0.13 0.23 0.49 6% 昭和六十四年

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