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50 Yen - Heisei

50 Yen - Heisei -  obverse50 Yen - Heisei -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Heisei (1989-2019)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1-31 (1989-2019)
Calendar Japanese - Heisei era
Value 50 Yen
50 JPY = 0.48 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 101,
  • 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# 02-7,
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.
Schön# 75
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Center hole flanked by chrysanthemum flowers, authority at top and value below

Lettering:
日 本 国
五 十 円

Translation:
State of Japan
50 yen

Reverse

Value in large font above the center hole with the date below

Lettering:
50
平 成 4 年

Translation:
50
Year 4 of Heisei

Edge

Reeded

50 Yen - Heisei -  obverse

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Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1 (1989)  244,800,000 0.57 0.38 0.66 27% Y# 101.1 ; 元 for 'first'
1 (1989)  200,000 0.7% Y# 101.1 ; 元 for 'first' ; Proof
2 (1990)  274,753,000 0.50 0.46 0.64 28% Y# 101.2
2 (1990)  200,000 0.3% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
3 (1991)  208,900,000 0.50 0.64 19% Y# 101.2
3 (1991)  220,000 0.4% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
4 (1992)  48,880,000 6% Y# 101.2
4 (1992)  250,000 0.2% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
5 (1993)  50,990,000 7% Y# 101.2
5 (1993)  250,000 0.3% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
6 (1994)  65,540,000 0.56 7% Y# 101.2
6 (1994)  227,000 0.15% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
7 (1995)  111,674,000 0.40 3.35 12% Y# 101.2
7 (1995)  200,000 0.3% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
8 (1996)  82,024,000 0.53 9% Y# 101.2
8 (1996)  189,000 0.3% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
9 (1997)  149,876,000 0.46 0.66 15% Y# 101.2
9 (1997)  212,000 0.2% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
10 (1998)  100,412,000 10% Y# 101.2
10 (1998)  200,000 0.2% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
11 (1999)  58,850,000 7% Y# 101.2
11 (1999)  280,000 0.15% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
12 (2000)  6,800,000 1.7% Y# 101.2
12 (2000)  226,000 0.11% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
13 (2001)  7,786,000 1.6% Y# 101.2
13 (2001)  238,000 0.3% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
14 (2002)  11,425,000 2.0% Y# 101.2
14 (2002)  242,000 0.11% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
15 (2003)  10,131,000 2% Y# 101.2
15 (2003)  275,000 0.11% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
16 (2004)  9,623,000 1.7% Y# 101.2
16 (2004)  283,000 0.15% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
17 (2005)  9,761,000 2% Y# 101.2
17 (2005)  258,000 0.15% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
18 (2006)  10,347,000 2% Y# 101.2
18 (2006)  247,000 0.07% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
19 (2007)  9,702,200 1.3% Y# 101.2
19 (2007)  201,800 51.82 0.15% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
20 (2008)  8,811,000 1.3% Y# 101.2
20 (2008)  168,200 0.15% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
21 (2009)  5,003,000 1.1% Y# 101.2
21 (2009)  132,000 0.11% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
22 (2010)  500,000 0.5% Y# 101.2
22 (2010)  130,187 0.11% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
23 (2011)  500,000 0.6% Y# 101.2
23 (2011)  108,000 0.11% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
24 (2012)  1,000,000 0.7% Y# 101.2
24 (2012)  103,000 0.11% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
25 (2013)  554,000 0.6% Y# 101.2
25 (2013)  102,000 0.18% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
26 (2014)  7,538,000 1.1% Y# 101.2
26 (2014)  0.2% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
27 (2015)  47,004,000 3% Y# 101.2
27 (2015)  0.15% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
28 (2016)  46,064,000 1.5% Y# 101.2
28 (2016)  0.07% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
29 (2017)  20,927,000 0.9% Y# 101.2
29 (2017)  0.3% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
30 (2018)  56,960,000 1.0% Y# 101.2
30 (2018)  0.4% Y# 101.2 ; Proof
31 (2019)  1,118,000 0.3% Y# 101.2
31 (2019)  0.2% Y# 101.2 ; Proof

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