2 Yen, Japan, 1870

Description (Brief):

One (1) 2 yen coin

Description (Brief)

Japan, 1870

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: A sunburst surrounded by a wreath and superimposed over the Yata no Kagami sacred mirror, a part of the Imperial Regalia of Japan; two crossing poles, which each hold up a Japanese war banner extending to the left and right sides of the reverse; above is the Imperial Seal of Japan, a stylized chrysanthemum flower; beneath is the Government Seal of Japan, paulownia flower.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: N/A

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Circling dragon in a pearled border with Kanji surrounding.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SAN / NEN / DAI / NIHON / NI / EN (Translation: Meiji year 3, Great Japan, 2 yen).

Date Made: 1870Alternate Calendar Date: 0003

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: JapanAssociated Place: Japan

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Delano

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.43779Catalog Number: 43779Accession Number: 166178

Object Name: Coin

Physical Description: metal, gold (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 18.3 mm; 1/32 in x 23/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-8444-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_920615

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