12 Sen, Japan, 1873

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 1/2 sen coin
Japan, 1873
Obverse Image: Entwined dragons surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / ROKU / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 1/2 / SEN (Translation: Year 6 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
1873
place made
Japan
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 mm x 22 mm; 1/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
NU.66.13781
catalog number
66.13781
accession number
268682
Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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