2 Sen, Japan, 1875

2 Sen, Japan, 1875

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 sen coin
Japan, 1875
Obverse Image: Entwined dragons surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / HACHI / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 2 / SEN (Translation: Year 8 of Meiji Great Japan 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: GO / JU / MAI / ? / ICHI / EN / NI / SEN (Translation: 50 Sheets equal 1 Yen, 2 Sen).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1875
place made
Japan
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.5 mm x 32 mm; 3/32 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
2017.0060.2889
catalog number
2017.0060.2889
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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