50 Sen, Japan, 1873

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 50 sen coin, proof
Japan, 1873
Obverse Image: Entwined dragons surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / ROKU / DAI / NIHON / 50 / SEN (Translation: Year 6 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 / SEN (Translation: 50 Sen).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1873
place made
Japan
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 mm x 31 mm; 1/16 in x 1 7/32 in
ID Number
2017.0060.2736
catalog number
2017.0060.2736
accession number
2017.0060
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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