100 Yen - Shōwa

100 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse100 Yen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 34-41 (1959-1966)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 100 Yen
100 JPY = 0.92 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Silver (.600) (60% Silver, 30% Copper, 10% Zinc)
Weight 4.8 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 78,
  • 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# 02-3,
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.
Schön# 55
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Sheaf of rice in center, authority on top, value below

Lettering:
日 本 国
 百 円

Translation:
State of Japan
100 Yen

Reverse

Value in front of horizontal reeded mirrored segments, regnal era on top, date below

Lettering:
昭 和
100
三十九年

Translation:
Shōwa

Year 39

Edge

Reeded

100 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
34 (1959)  110,000,000 3.22 4.50 4.12 2.74 51% 三十四年
35 (1960)  50,000,000 2.50 4.71 23% 三十五年
36 (1961)  15,000,000 3.84 3.49 10% 三十六年
38 (1963)  45,000,000 2.50 4.92 4.17 19% 三十八年
39 (1964)  10,000,000 4.09 3.44 6.99 10.64 8% 三十九年
40 (1965)  62,500,000 2.98 3.36 5.56 4.58 19% 四十年
41 (1966)  97,500,000 8.62 3.16 4.90 4.37 4.04 28% 四十一年

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