12 Sen, Japan, 1887

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 1/2 sen coin
Japan, 1887
Obverse Image: Entwined dragon surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / NI / JU / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 1/2 / SEN (Translation: Year 20 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).
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 22 mm; 1/32 in x 7/8 in
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Credit Line
Bullowa, Catherine
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History