2 Sen, Japan, 1876

Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 sen coin
Japan, 1876
Obverse Image: Entwined dragons surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / KYU / DAI / NIHON / 1 / SEN (Translation: Year 9 of Meiji Great Japan 1 Sen).
Reverse Image: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal) Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value.
Reverse Text: Romanization: GO / JU / MAI / ? / ICHI / EN / NI / SEN (Translation: 50 Sheets equal 1 Yen, 2 Sen).
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1876
place made
Japan
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 32 mm; 3/32 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
NU.NU60410.0028
catalog number
NU60410.0028
accession number
222037
Credit Line
Bullowa, Catherine
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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