5 Yen, Japan, 1951

5 Yen, Japan, 1951

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 yen coin
Japan, 1951
Obverse Image: State title Nippon Koku on top, date on bottom; text separated on either side by newly sprouting plants each with two leaves.
Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / SHOWA / NI / JU / ROKU / NEN (Translation: Japan, Showa Year 26)
Reverse Image: Ear of Rice; rice plant growing on left side of coin representing agriculture; over waters at bottom of coin representing fisheries; and teeth of a cog or gear around the central hole representing industry.
Reverse Text: Romanization: GO / EN (Translation: 5 Yen)
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Physical Description
aluminium-bronze (overall material)
overall: 1.5 mm x 22 mm; 1/16 in x 7/8 in
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
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National Museum of American History
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