1 Yen, Japan, 1894

Description (Brief):

One (1) yen coin

Description (Brief)

Japan, 1894

Description (Brief)

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

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / NI / JU / NANA / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 416 / ONE / YEN / 900 (Translation: Year 27 of Meiji Great Japan 416 One Yen 900).

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Reverse Image: Denomination (in Japanese kanji text) surrounded by wreath and stylized chrysanthemum flower (Imperial Seal of Japan); counter stamped in Chinese.

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Reverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / YEN (Translation: One yen).

Description (Brief)

General Information: Counter stamped in Chinese.

Date Made: 1894

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: Howard F. Bowker Family

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0116.433Catalog Number: 2017.0116.433Accession Number: 2017.0116

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.5 mm x 38 mm; 3/32 in x 1 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-598c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1847791

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