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1 Sen - Meiji

Features

Country Japan
Emperor Meiji (1867-1912)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 6-25 (1873-1892)
Calendar Japanese - Meiji era
Value 1 Sen (0.01 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 7.13 g
Diameter 27.9 mm
Thickness 1.62 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 17,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
JNDA# 01-46
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)

Obverse

Dragon within beaded circle, legends above, written value below

Lettering:
年十治明 · 本日大
· 1 SEN ·

Translation:
Great Japan · Year 10 of Meiji
· 1 Sen ·

Reverse

Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)
Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value

Lettering:
圓一換 枚百以

Translation:
100 for 1 yen
1
Sen

Edge

Smooth

1 Sen - Meiji -  obverse

© OLB

Comments



The year 25 coin was struck for exhibiton at the World's Columbian Exposition  in Chicago in 1892

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
6 (1873)  1,301,486 5% 年六治明 Y#17.1
7 (1874)  25,564,953 6.13 11% 年七治明 Y#17.1
8 (1875)  32,832,038 3.82 11% 年八治明 Y#17.1
9 (1876)  38,048,906 2.60 15% 年九治明 Y#17.1
10 (1877)  98,041,824 2.92 9.48 30% 年十治明 Y#17.1
13 (1880)  33,947,810 1.92 2.07 3.88 3.88 16% 年三十治明 Y#17.2
14 (1881)  16,123,612 4% 年四十治明 Y#17.2
14 (1881)  1.2% 年四十治明 Y#17.2 (large 四)
15 (1882)  19,150,666 10% 年五十治明 Y#17.2
16 (1883)  47,613,017 1.86 2.82 17% 年六十治明 Y#17.2
17 (1884)  53,702,768 0.75 2.53 21% 年七十治明 Y#17.2
18 (1885)  46,846,352 18% 年八十治明 Y#17.2
19 (1886)  28,886,198 11% 年九十治明 Y#17.2
20 (1887)  22,249,580 2.81 11% 年十二治明 Y#17.2
21 (1888)  25,864,939 7% 年一十二治明 Y#17.2
25 (1892)  2% 年五十二治明 Y#17.2 ; see comment section

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