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5 Yen - Shōwa Gothic style

5 Yen - Shōwa (Gothic style) -  obverse5 Yen - Shōwa (Gothic style) -  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 5 Yen
5 JPY = 0.045 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 3.75 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 72a,
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
JNDA# 02-12,
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)
Schön# 53
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
34 (1959)  33,000,000 0.24 3% 昭和三十四年
35 (1960)  34,800,000 0.35 3% 昭和三十五年
36 (1961)  61,000,000 3% 昭和三十六年
37 (1962)  126,700,000 0.19 6% 昭和三十七年
38 (1963)  171,800,000 0.31 7% 昭和三十八年
39 (1964)  379,700,000 0.24 0.24 12% 昭和三十九年
40 (1965)  384,200,000 0.13 0.13 13% 昭和四十年
41 (1966)  163,100,000 0.22 8% 昭和四十一年
42 (1967)  26,000,000 2% 昭和四十二年
43 (1968)  114,000,000 0.22 0.54 6% 昭和四十三年
44 (1969)  240,000,000 0.21 0.21 9% 昭和四十四年
45 (1970)  340,000,000 0.19 0.19 0.25 11% 昭和四十五年
46 (1971)  362,050,000 0.11 0.21 12% 昭和四十六年
47 (1972)  562,950,000 0.20 0.20 0.20 16% 昭和四十七年
48 (1973)  745,000,000 0.17 0.18 0.32 19% 昭和四十八年
49 (1974)  950,000,000 0.18 0.13 0.13 0.16 21% 昭和四十九年
50 (1975)  970,000,000 0.17 0.17 0.25 0.52 24% 昭和五十年
51 (1976)  200,000,000 0.32 6% 昭和五十一年
52 (1977)  340,000,000 0.21 0.21 12% 昭和五十二年
53 (1978)  318,000,000 0.12 0.16 9% 昭和五十三年
54 (1979)  317,000,000 0.18 9% 昭和五十四年
55 (1980)  385,000,000 0.21 0.26 10% 昭和五十五年
56 (1981)  95,000,000 0.31 0.31 4% 昭和五十六年
57 (1982)  455,000,000 0.09 0.23 0.27 11% 昭和五十七年
58 (1983)  410,000,000 0.17 0.17 0.64 11% 昭和五十八年
59 (1984)  202,850,000 7% 昭和五十九年
60 (1985)  153,150,000 0.21 0.21 7% 昭和六十年
61 (1986)  113,960,000 4% 昭和六十一年
62 (1987)  631,645,000 0.09 0.20 0.20 14% 昭和六十二年
62 (1987)  230,000 0.3% 昭和六十二年 ; Proof
63 (1988)  368,920,000 0.14 0.20 12% 昭和六十三年
63 (1988)  200,000 0.3% 昭和六十三年 ; Proof
64 (1989)  67,332,000 0.49 5% 昭和六十四年

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