10 Yen - Shōwa Smooth edge

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

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Features

Issuer Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 34-64 (1959-1989)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 10 Yen
10 JPY = USD 0.08
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Bronze (95% Copper, 4-3% Zinc, 1-2% Tin)
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 922
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 73a,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.
JNDA# 02-9,
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.
Schön# A53
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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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Mint

Japan Mint (独立行政法人造幣局 / Dokuritsu Gyōsei Hōjin Zōheikyoku), Hiroschima, Japan

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
34 (1959)  62 400 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.16 7% 昭和三十四年
35 (1960)  225 900 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 10% 昭和三十五年
36 (1961)  229 900 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.19 9% 昭和三十六年
37 (1962)  284 200 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 11% 昭和三十七年
38 (1963)  411 300 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 14% 昭和三十八年
39 (1964)  479 200 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 14% 昭和三十九年
40 (1965)  387 600 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.24 12% 昭和四十年
41 (1966)  395 900 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.15 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 12% 昭和四十一年
42 (1967)  158 900 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.43 7% 昭和四十二年
43 (1968)  363 600 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.24 11% 昭和四十三年
44 (1969)  414 800 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 11% 昭和四十四年
45 (1970)  382 700 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.15 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.38 $ 6.11 11% 昭和四十五年
46 (1971)  610 000 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.24 13% 昭和四十六年
47 (1972)  634 950 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.97 14% 昭和四十七年
48 (1973)  1 345 000 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 2.11 20% 昭和四十八年
49 (1974)  1 780 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 23% 昭和四十九年
50 (1975)  1 280 260 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 19% 昭和五十年
51 (1976)  1 369 740 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 21% 昭和五十一年
52 (1977)  1 467 000 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 21% 昭和五十二年
53 (1978)  1 435 000 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 21% 昭和五十三年
54 (1979)  1 207 000 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.18 $ 0.32 18% 昭和五十四年
55 (1980)  1 127 000 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 18% 昭和五十五年
56 (1981)  1 369 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.87 22% 昭和五十六年
57 (1982)  890 000 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.33 $ 0.72 16% 昭和五十七年
58 (1983)  870 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 $ 0.28 $ 0.54 16% 昭和五十八年
59 (1984)  533 850 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 13% 昭和五十九年
60 (1985)  335 150 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 9% 昭和六十年
61 (1986)  $ 0.61 0.5% 昭和六十一年, new design
61 (1986)  68 960 000 3% 昭和六十一年, old design
62 (1987)  165 545 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.48 6% 昭和六十二年
62 (1987)  230 000 0.19% 昭和六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  617 912 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 13% 昭和六十三年
63 (1988)  200 000 0.2% 昭和六十三年 ; Proof
64 (1989)  74 692 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 5% 昭和六十四年

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