2 Sen - Meiji

Features

Issuer Japan
Emperor Meiji (1867-1912)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 6-25 (1873-1892)
Calendar Japanese - Meiji era
Value 2 Sen (0.02 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 14.3 g
Diameter 31.8 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 2317
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Y# 18,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, United States.
And 1 more volumes.
JNDA# 01-45
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.

Obverse

Entwined Dragon within beaded circle, legends above, written value below

Lettering:
年 十 治 明 · 本 日 大 ·
· 2 SEN ·

Translation:
Great Japan · Year 10 of Meiji
· 2 Sen ·

Reverse

Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal), branches of Paulownia Flower (heart-shaped leaf) and a chrysanthemum flower on either side of the value

Lettering:
圓一換 枚十五

Translation:
50 for one yen
2
Sen

Edge

Smooth

2 Sen - Meiji -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments


Y#18.1 (1873-1877) Obv: Square scales on dragon's body within beaded circle.
Y#18.2 (1877-1892) Obv: V-scales on dragon's body within beaded circle.

The year 25 coin was struck for exhibition at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago held in 1893.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
6 (1873)  3 949 758 4% Y#18.1; 年六治明
7 (1874)  4% Y#18.1; 年七治明; mintage incl. above
8 (1875)  22 835 255 $ 2.40 $ 4.70 $ 7.70 14% Y#18.1; 年八治明
9 (1876)  25 817 750 $ 2.90 16% Y#18.1; 年九治明
10 (1877)  33 097 868 $ 4.60 $ 4.90 16% Y#18.1; 年十治明
10 (1877)  43 290 398 $ 2.60 $ 4.50 $ 7.30 $ 19 27% Y#18.2; 年十治明
13 (1880)  33 142 307 $ 2.80 $ 4.30 19% Y#18.2; 年三十治明
14 (1881)  38 475 569 $ 2.80 $ 4.20 21% Y#18.2; 年四十治明
15 (1882)  43 527 187 $ 3.10 $ 4.00 $ 5.20 27% Y#18.2; 年五十治明
16 (1883)  19 476 164 $ 4.70 13% Y#18.2; 年六十治明
17 (1884)  12 090 586 $ 2.50 $ 5.60 8% Y#18.2; 年七十治明
25 (1892)  1.4% Y#18.2; 年五十二治明; see comment section

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