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500 Yen, Japan, 1990

500 Yen, Japan, 1990

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen
Japan, 1990
Obverse Image: Stage Coach.
Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HAYAKU / EN (Translation: Japan, 500 yen).
Reverse Image: Imperial crest of the Chrysanthemum with pattern on an imperial garment.
Reverse Text: Romanization: GIKAI / KAISETSU / HYAKU / NEN / 500 / HEISEI / 2 / NEN (Translation: 100 years since establishment of congress 5000 Heisei Year 2).
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
issuing authority
Bank of Japan
place made
place of issue
Physical Description
cupro-nickel (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 2 mm x 30 mm; 3/32 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Bank of Japan
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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