20 Yen, Japan, 1870

20 Yen, Japan, 1870

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 yen coin
Japan, 1870
Obverse Image: Sunburst superimposed on sacred mirror, legends around border, denomination separated by paulownia crests
Obverse Text: N/A
Reverse Image: Circling dragon in a pearled border with Kanji surrounding.
Reverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SAN / NEN / DAI / NIHON / NI / JU / EN (Translation: Meiji year 3, Great Japan, 20 yen).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870
associated date
1870
head of government
Mutsuhito
place made
Japan
associated place
Japan
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.5 mm x 35.3 mm; 3/32 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.5940
catalog number
68.159.5940
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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