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10 Sen - Shōwa

10 Sen - Shōwa -  obverse10 Sen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 15-18 (1940-1943)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 10 Sen (0.1 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.49 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 61,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
JNDA# 01-30
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)

Obverse

Chrysanthemum flanked by dots with value above and paulownia foliage below

Lettering: 錢 十

Translation: 10 sen

Reverse

Double petal cherry blossom flanked by dots with authority on top and date below

Lettering:
· 本 日 大 ·
年七十和昭

Translation:
· Great Japan ·
Year 17 of Shōwa

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
15 (1940)  575,600,000 0.44 0.44 0.50 40% 年五十和昭 ; Y#61.1 (1.5g)
16 (1941)  0.39 0.80 17% 年六十和昭 ; Y#61.1 (1.5g)
16 (1941)  944,900,000 0.74 0.87 0.87 38% 年六十和昭 ; Y#61.2 (1.2g)
17 (1942)  0.30 0.49 0.52 46% 年七十和昭 ; Y#61.2 (1.2g)
18 (1943)  0.50 7% 年八十和昭 ; Y#61.2 (1.2g)
18 (1943)  756,000,000 0.46 0.81 0.81 23% 年八十和昭 ; Y#61.3 (1.0g)

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