12 Sen, Japan, 1886

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 1/2 sen coin
Japan, 1886
Obverse Image: Entwined dragons surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / JU / KYU / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 1/2 / SEN (Translation: Year 19 of Meiji Great Japan 1/2 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: NI / HYAKU / MAI / ? / ICHI / EN / HAN / SEN (Translation: 200 sheets equal 1 Yen, half Sen).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1886
place made
Japan
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 22 mm; 1/32 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
2017.0116.361
catalog number
2017.0116.361
accession number
2017.0116
Credit Line
Howard F. Bowker Family
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History