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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 round hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 45,
  • Yeoman, Richard S. & Arthur L. Friedberg ; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Yeoman, Richard S., Arthur L. Friedberg, & Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
JNDA# 01-27
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association; The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes. Japan Numismatic Dealers Association.

Obverse

Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal) above the hole which divides the value and a Paulownia Flower with a Heart-shaped leaf below

Lettering: 錢 十

Translation: 10 sen

Reverse

Flower cartouch around hole and text on a wavy pattern

Lettering:
· 本 日 大 ·
年 二 十 正 大

Translation:
· Great Japan ·
Year 12 of Taishō

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
9 (1920)  4,894,420 1.03 2.65 16% 年九正大
10 (1921)  61,870,000 1.47 1.60 21% 年十正大
11 (1922)  159,770,000 1.25 1.77 39% 年一十正大
12 (1923)  190,010,000 1.49 1.84 41% 年二十正大
14 (1925)  54,475,000 0.53 1.84 14% 年四十正大
15 (1926)  58,675,000 1.04 18% 年五十正大

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