2 Yen, Japan, 1870

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 yen coin
Japan, 1870
Obverse Image: A sunburst surrounded by a wreath and superimposed over the Yata no Kagami sacred mirror, a part of the Imperial Regalia of Japan; two crossing poles, which each hold up a Japanese war banner extending to the left and right sides of the reverse; above is the Imperial Seal of Japan, a stylized chrysanthemum flower; beneath is the Government Seal of Japan, paulownia flower.
Obverse Text: N/A
Reverse Image: Circling dragon in a pearled border with Kanji surrounding.
Reverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SAN / NEN / DAI / NIHON / NI / EN (Translation: Meiji year 3, Great Japan, 2 yen).
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1870
alternate calendar date
0003
issuing authority
Meiji
ruler, general
Meiji Era
place made
Japan
associated place
Japan
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 18 mm; 1/32 in x 23/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.5938
catalog number
68.159.5938
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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