20 Yen, Japan, 1917

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 yen coin
Japan, 1917
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: Romanization: N/A (Translation: Year 38 of Meiji Great Japan 20 Yen)
Reverse Image: Denomination within wreath, chrysanthemum above.
Reverse Text: Romanization: JU / NI / YEN (Translation: Twenty Yen)
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1917
alternate calendar date
0006
issuing authority
Taisho
ruler, general
Taisho Era
place made
Japan
associated place
Japan
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 29 mm; 3/32 in x 1 5/32 in
ID Number
NU.71.291.14
catalog number
71.291.14
accession number
298248
Credit Line
McCormick
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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