5 Yen - Shōwa Gothic style

5 Yen - Shōwa (Gothic style) -  obverse5 Yen - Shōwa (Gothic style) -  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 5 Yen
5 JPY = USD 0.035
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Brass (60-70% Copper, 40-30% Zinc)
Weight 3.75 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 929
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Y# 72a,
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, United States.
And 1 more volumes.
JNDA# 02-12,
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.
Schön# 53
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Hole in center flanked by seed leaf, authority on top and date below.

Lettering:
日 本 国
昭和四十八年

Translation:
State of Japan
Year 48 of Shōwa

Reverse

Large bending stalk of rice representing agriculture on top, water with value at the bottom representing fisheries, and teeth of a cog around the central hole representing industry.

Lettering: 五円

Translation: 5 yen

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
34 (1959)  33 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.96 4% 昭和三十四年
35 (1960)  34 800 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 3% 昭和三十五年
36 (1961)  61 000 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.81 3% 昭和三十六年
37 (1962)  126 700 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.42 6% 昭和三十七年
38 (1963)  171 800 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 7% 昭和三十八年
39 (1964)  379 700 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 12% 昭和三十九年
40 (1965)  384 200 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 13% 昭和四十年
41 (1966)  163 100 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.24 8% 昭和四十一年
42 (1967)  26 000 000 $ 0.49 2% 昭和四十二年
43 (1968)  114 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.24 5% 昭和四十三年
44 (1969)  240 000 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.29 $ 0.96 9% 昭和四十四年
45 (1970)  340 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 $ 0.52 $ 4.22 12% 昭和四十五年
46 (1971)  362 050 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.42 11% 昭和四十六年
47 (1972)  562 950 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.48 17% 昭和四十七年
48 (1973)  745 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 1.10 19% 昭和四十八年
49 (1974)  950 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.19 $ 0.57 22% 昭和四十九年
50 (1975)  970 000 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.27 24% 昭和五十年
51 (1976)  200 000 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.48 6% 昭和五十一年
52 (1977)  340 000 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.26 12% 昭和五十二年
53 (1978)  318 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 9% 昭和五十三年
54 (1979)  317 000 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 9% 昭和五十四年
55 (1980)  385 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 10% 昭和五十五年
56 (1981)  95 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 4% 昭和五十六年
57 (1982)  455 000 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 11% 昭和五十七年
58 (1983)  410 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.28 $ 0.65 12% 昭和五十八年
59 (1984)  202 850 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 7% 昭和五十九年
60 (1985)  153 150 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 6% 昭和六十年
61 (1986)  113 960 000 $ 0.17 4% 昭和六十一年
62 (1987)  631 645 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.39 $ 0.78 15% 昭和六十二年
62 (1987)  230 000 0.3% 昭和六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  368 920 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 11% 昭和六十三年
63 (1988)  200 000 0.2% 昭和六十三年 ; Proof
64 (1989)  67 332 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 5% 昭和六十四年

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