5 Yen, Japan, 1870

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 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 / GO / EN (Translation: Meiji year 3, Great Japan, 5 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: 1.3 mm x 24 mm; 1/16 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.5939
catalog number
68.159.5939
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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