1 Sen Netherlands East Indies

Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Years 1943-1944
Value 1 Sen (0.01 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.55 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 24712
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References Y# A66
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.

Obverse

Big 1 in sun halo

Lettering: 1

Reverse

Puppet's head

Lettering:
本 日 大
2604

Translation:
Great Japan
2604

Comments

Struck at the Osaka Mint for use in the Netherlands East Indies. The only inscription found on them is Dai Nippon: Great Japan. The war situation had worsened to the point that shipping the coins became virtually impossible. Consequently, none of these coins were issued in the East Indies and almost the entire issue was lost or were remelted at the mint. Dates are from the Japanese Shinto dynastic calendar.

Previously Netherland East Indies  Y#22.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1943  233 190 000 NE2603
1944  66 810 000 NE2604

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