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10 Yen - Shōwa Smooth edge

10 Yen - Shōwa (Smooth edge) -  obverse 10 Yen - Shōwa (Smooth edge) -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 34-64 (1959-1989)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 10 Yen
10 JPY = 0.09 USD
Metal Bronze
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 73a, JNDA# 02-9, Schön# A53
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

Phoenix Hall (Hōōdō Temple, Byōdō-in) in center with Country name on top and value below

Lettering:
日 本 国
十 円

Translation:
State of Japan
10 yen

Reverse

Value and denomination within wreath

Lettering:
10
昭和四十九年

Translation: Year 49 of Shōwa

Edge

Smooth

10 Yen - Shōwa (Smooth edge)

© Saber82

Comments

In Shōwa 61 (1986) a new die design was introduced with various changes to the details of the Phoenix Hall.
Three main differences as referred to in the JNDA catalog:

10 yen S63

Macro images of locations A -C

Examples from S56 and S63 | ©Idolenz

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
34 (1959)  62,400,000 三十四年
35 (1960)  225,900,000 0.28 三十五年
36 (1961)  229,900,000 0.22 三十六年
37 (1962)  284,200,000 0.28 三十七年
38 (1963)  411,300,000 0.21 0.17 三十八年
39 (1964)  479,200,000 0.21 0.20 三十九年
40 (1965)  387,600,000 0.22 0.18 四十年
41 (1966)  395,900,000 0.22 四十一年
42 (1967)  158,900,000 0.22 0.26 四十二年
43 (1968)  363,600,000 0.16 四十三年
44 (1969)  414,800,000 0.19 四十四年
45 (1970)  382,700,000 0.25 四十五年
46 (1971)  610,000,000 0.18 0.25 四十六年
47 (1972)  634,950,000 0.17 0.19 四十七年
48 (1973)  1,345,000,000 0.14 0.16 0.21 四十八年
49 (1974)  1,780,000,000 0.17 0.17 四十九年
50 (1975)  1,280,260,000 0.19 0.11 0.20 五十年
51 (1976)  1,369,740,000 0.21 0.21 五十一年
52 (1977)  1,467,000,000 0.35 0.27 0.24 五十二年
53 (1978)  1,435,000,000 0.16 0.29 0.19 0.30 五十三年
54 (1979)  1,207,000,000 0.21 0.20 0.26 五十四年
55 (1980)  1,127,000,000 0.11 0.21 五十五年
56 (1981)  1,369,000,000 0.22 0.11 0.22 五十六年
57 (1982)  890,000,000 0.11 0.25 五十七年
58 (1983)  870,000,000 0.11 0.26 0.26 五十八年
59 (1984)  533,850,000 0.11 五十九年
60 (1985)  335,150,000 0.25 0.16 六十年
61 (1986)  六十一年, new design
61 (1986)  68,960,000 六十一年, old design
62 (1987)  165,545,000 六十二年
62 (1987)  230,000 六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  617,912,000 0.15 0.22 0.22 六十三年
63 (1988)  200,000 六十三年 ; Proof
64 (1989)  74,692,000 六十四年

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