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5 Sen - Shōwa

5 Sen - Shōwa -  obverse 5 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)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References Y# 60, JNDA# 01-42
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)

Obverse

Bird 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

Reverse

Chrysanthemum within clouds with value above and below

Lettering:

Translation:
5
Sen

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
15 (1940)  410,020,460 0.85 0.44 0.73 Y# 60 - 年五十和昭 - Weight 1.2gr
16 (1941)  1.11 Y# 60 - 年六十和昭 - Weight 1.2gr
16 (1941)  478,023,877 0.50 1.22 Y# 60a - 年六十和昭 - Weight 1gr
17 (1942)  0.98 0.31 1.15 Y# 60a - 年七十和昭 - Weight 1gr
18 (1943)  276,493,742 Y# 60b - 年八十和昭 - Weight 0.8gr

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