5 Sen, Japan, 1918

Description (Brief):

One (1) 5 sen coin

Description (Brief)

Japan, 1918

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Image of sacred mirror with Kanji above and below; hole through center.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: DAI / NIHON / TAISHO / SHICHI / NEN (Translation: Great Japan, Taisho year 7).

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Value (in Japanese kanji text) with stylized chrysanthemum flower (Imperial Seal of Japan) at top and branches of the Paulownia Flower below; hole through center.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: GO / SEN (Translation: 5 Sen).

Date Made: 1918

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, East Asian Coins


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Jaeschke, Carl H.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.71.105.2245Catalog Number: 71.105.2245Accession Number: 297845

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper-nickel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 mm x 20.5 mm; 3/32 in x 13/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-55d5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1841860

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