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10 Sen - Taishō

10 Sen - Taishō -  obverse10 Sen - Taishō -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Taishō (1912-1926)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 9-15 (1920-1926)
Calendar Japanese - Taishō era
Value 10 Sen (0.1 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.75 g
Diameter 22.17 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 45,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
JNDA# 01-27
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)

Obverse

Flower cartouch around hole and text on wave pattern

Lettering:
· 本 日 大 ·
年 二 十 正 大

Translation:
· Great Japan ·
Year 12 of Taishō

Reverse

Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)
Value divided by hole
Paulownia Flower with Heart shaped leaf

Lettering: 錢 十

Translation: 10 sen

Edge

Plain

Comments

The Paulownia Flower Seal is the  official seal of Government or the Prime Minister of Japan.
Whereas the Chrysanthemum Flower seal is both the Coat of Arms of Japan & Emperor's Royal Seal.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
9 (1920)  4,894,420 0.97 年九正大
10 (1921)  61,870,000 1.18 年十正大
11 (1922)  159,770,000 1.14 年一十正大
12 (1923)  190,010,000 1.42 1.67 年二十正大
14 (1925)  54,475,000 0.98 年四十正大
15 (1926)  58,675,000 1.77 年五十正大

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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