1/2 Sen, Japan, 1873

Description (Brief):

One (1) 1/2 sen coin, proof

Description (Brief)

Japan, 1873

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Entwined dragons surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / ROKU / DAI / NIHON / 1/2 / SEN (Translation: Year 6 of Meiji Great Japan 1/2 Sen)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal), Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: NI / HYAKU / MAI / ? / ICHI / EN / HAN / SEN (Translation: 200 sheets equal 1 Yen, half Sen).

Date Made: 1873

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

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

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Credit Line: Howard F. Bowker Family

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0116.374Catalog Number: 2017.0116.374Accession Number: 2017.0116

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 22.2 mm; 1/32 in x 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-47d3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1846489

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