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500 Yen - Shōwa

500 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse 500 Yen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Type Common coin
Years 57-64 (1982-1989)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 500 Yen
500 JPY = 4.40 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 7.2 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 87, JNDA# 02-1, Schön# 64
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Paulownia plant with authority above and value below

Lettering:
日 本 国
五 百 円

Translation:
State of Japan
500 yen

Reverse

Big value flanked by mandarin oranges ( Citrus reticulata), bamboo leaves above and below

Lettering:
500
昭和五十七年

Translation: Year 57 of Shōwa

Edge

Smooth with text

Lettering: NIPPON ◆ 5 00 ◆ NIPPON ◆ 5 00 ◆

Translation: Japan ◆ 500 ◆ Japan ◆ 500 ◆

500 Yen - Shōwa

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
57 (1982)  300,000,000 4.78 昭和五十七年
58 (1983)  240,000,000 昭和五十八年
59 (1984)  342,850,000 5.10 昭和五十九年
60 (1985)  97,150,000 昭和六十年
61 (1986)  49,960,000 昭和六十一年
62 (1987)  2,545,000 昭和六十二年
62 (1987)  230,000 昭和六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  140,018,000 昭和六十三年
63 (1988)  200,000 昭和六十三年 ; Proof
64 (1989)  16,042,000 昭和六十四年

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