1 Yen, Japan, 1870

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Description (Brief)
One (1) yen coin
Japan, 1870
Obverse Image: Denomination surrounded by Kanji text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SAN / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 1 / YEN (Translation: Year 3 of Meiji Great Japan 1 Yen).
Reverse Image: Radiant sun surrounded by a wreath, with the chrysanthemum emblem (a symbol of the Japanese Imperial Family) flanked by two seals of the Japanese government.
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870
place made
Japan
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.8 mm x 39 mm; 1/8 in x 1 17/32 in
ID Number
NU.43080
catalog number
43080
accession number
165206
Credit Line
Hon. Frederic A. Delano
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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