500 Yen, Specimen, Japan, 1993

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen
Japan, 1993
Obverse Image: A pair of cranes fly with waves in the background.
Obverse Text: N/A
Reverse Image: The Imperial Crest of the Chrysanthemum with a design of Catalpa "Azusa" representing The Crown Prince's private signature.
Reverse Text: Romanziation: KOTAISHI / DENKA / GO / SEIKON / KI / NEN / NIHON / KUNI / 500 / EN / HEISEI / GO / NEN (Translation: The Wedding of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Japan 500 Yen The Year 5 of Heisei).
General Information: Wedding of Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada.
Currently not on view
Date made
issuing authority
Bank of Japan
place made
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 26.5 mm; 3/32 in x 1 1/32 in
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Credit Line
Bank of Japan
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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