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10 Yen - Shōwa Smooth edge

10 Yen - Shōwa (Smooth edge) -  obverse10 Yen - Shōwa (Smooth edge) -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 34-64 (1959-1989)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 10 Yen
10 JPY = 0.09 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 73a,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
JNDA# 02-9,
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)
Schön# A53
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) -  obverse

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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 昭和三十四年
35 (1960)  225,900,000 0.22 0.33 昭和三十五年
36 (1961)  229,900,000 0.22 昭和三十六年
37 (1962)  284,200,000 0.23 0.23 昭和三十七年
38 (1963)  411,300,000 0.10 0.17 昭和三十八年
39 (1964)  479,200,000 0.20 0.20 0.22 昭和三十九年
40 (1965)  387,600,000 0.21 0.21 昭和四十年
41 (1966)  395,900,000 0.22 0.23 昭和四十一年
42 (1967)  158,900,000 0.22 0.25 昭和四十二年
43 (1968)  363,600,000 0.16 昭和四十三年
44 (1969)  414,800,000 0.19 0.21 昭和四十四年
45 (1970)  382,700,000 0.22 0.22 昭和四十五年
46 (1971)  610,000,000 0.15 0.19 0.24 昭和四十六年
47 (1972)  634,950,000 0.17 0.19 昭和四十七年
48 (1973)  1,345,000,000 0.16 0.16 0.21 昭和四十八年
49 (1974)  1,780,000,000 0.17 0.17 0.20 昭和四十九年
50 (1975)  1,280,260,000 0.13 0.11 0.20 昭和五十年
51 (1976)  1,369,740,000 0.13 0.21 0.21 昭和五十一年
52 (1977)  1,467,000,000 0.25 0.25 0.25 昭和五十二年
53 (1978)  1,435,000,000 0.18 0.20 0.30 昭和五十三年
54 (1979)  1,207,000,000 0.19 0.20 0.40 昭和五十四年
55 (1980)  1,127,000,000 0.19 0.21 昭和五十五年
56 (1981)  1,369,000,000 0.19 0.19 0.22 0.44 昭和五十六年
57 (1982)  890,000,000 0.11 0.25 昭和五十七年
58 (1983)  870,000,000 0.11 0.22 0.26 昭和五十八年
59 (1984)  533,850,000 0.17 0.22 昭和五十九年
60 (1985)  335,150,000 0.19 0.19 昭和六十年
61 (1986)  昭和六十一年, new design
61 (1986)  68,960,000 昭和六十一年, old design
62 (1987)  165,545,000 0.21 昭和六十二年
62 (1987)  230,000 昭和六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  617,912,000 0.14 0.20 0.22 昭和六十三年
63 (1988)  200,000 昭和六十三年 ; Proof
64 (1989)  74,692,000 0.28 昭和六十四年

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