500 Yen, Proof, Specimen, Japan, 1985

500 Yen, Proof, Specimen, Japan, 1985

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 500 yen coin, proof, specimen
Japan, 1985
Obverse Image: Official residence of the Prime Minisster in the center and kanji at the top and bottom.
Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HYAKU / EN (Translation: Japan, Five Hundred yen)
Reverse Image: Official seal of the cabinet, and 500 in the center, kanji at the bottom.
Reverse Text: Romanization: NAIKAKU / SEIDO / HYAKU / NEN / SHOWA / ROKU / JU / NEN (Translation: Centennial anniversary of the beginning of the cabinet system, Showa year 60).
Rim Text: NAIKAKU 100 NEN (repeated and inverted).
General Information: Commemorating the Centennial of the Cabinent System, Specimen no. 86
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
copper-nickel (overall material)
overall: 2.5 mm x 30 mm; 3/32 in x 1 3/16 in
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Credit Line
The Bank of Japan through Kozo Tsukagoshi, Chief Coordination Division and Kazuhiho Sugimoto, Associate Adviser
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East Asian Coins
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National Museum of American History
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