10 Yen, Japan, 1871

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 10 yen coin, Emperor Meiji
Japan, 1871
Obverse Image: Dragon circling surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: DAI / NIHON / MEIJI / SHI / NEN / JU / EN (Translation: Great Japan, Meiji year 4, 10 yen)
Reverse Image: Sun seal with Chrysanthemum blossoms and two Paulownia Flowers (Heart shaped leaf) above, wreath below.
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1871
alternate calendar date
0004
issuing authority
Meiji
ruler, general
Meiji Era
place made
Japan
associated place
Japan
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 30 mm x 16.659 mm; 3/32 in x 1 3/16 in x 21/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.5942
catalog number
68.159.5942
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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