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5 Sen - Shōwa

5 Sen - Shōwa -  obverse5 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 5 Sen (0.05 JPY)
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 60,
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
JNDA# 01-42
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2017. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 9784930810212.

Obverse

Chrysanthemum within clouds with value above and below.

Lettering:

Translation:
5
Sen

Reverse

Golden kite bird (symbol of Japanese military prowess) with wings spread 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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
15 (1940)  410,020,460 0.53 0.48 0.79 36% Y# 60 - 年五十和昭 - Weight 1.2gr
16 (1941)  0.25 1.01 0.53 23% Y# 60 - 年六十和昭 - Weight 1.2gr
16 (1941)  478,023,877 0.52 1.29 26% Y# 60a - 年六十和昭 - Weight 1gr
17 (1942)  0.09 0.41 0.73 0.46 0.94 1.18 55% Y# 60a - 年七十和昭 - Weight 1gr
18 (1943)  276,493,742 0.53 0.80 14% Y# 60b - 年八十和昭 - Weight 0.8gr

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