500 Yen, Specimen

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen
Japan, 1992
Obverse Image: The State Hall of Shuri Castle with Kanji above and below.
Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HYAKU / EN ( Translation: Japan, 500 Yen).
Reverse Image: The Rising Dragons with denomination at center and Kanji surrounding.
Reverse Text: Romanziation: OKINAWA / FUKKI / NI / JU / NEN / 500 / EN / HEISEI / SI / NEN (Translation: 20th Anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan, 500 Yen The Year 4 of Heisei).
Rim Text: OKINAWA / FUKKI / 20 / NEN
General Information: Commemorating the Return of Okinawa to Japan, Specimen no. 279.
Currently not on view
Date made
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Bank of Japan
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place of issue
Physical Description
cupro-nickel (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 2 mm x 30 mm; 3/32 in x 1 3/16 in
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Credit Line
Bank of Japan
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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