500 Yen, Proof, Specimen, Japan, 1986

500 Yen, Proof, Specimen, Japan, 1986

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 500 yen coin, proof, specimen
Japan, 1986
Obverse Image: Shishin den, building in Kyoto Imperial Palace where enthronement was held, with Kanji below.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MIHON / 87 (Translation: Specimen 87).
Reverse Image: Imperial crest of the Chrysanthemum at center with Kanji surrounding.
Reverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / O / ZAII / ROKU / JU / NEN / ICHI / GO / HYAKU / EN / SHOWA / ROKU / JU / ICHI / NEN (Translation: Japan, sixty years on the throne, 500 yen, Showa year 61).
General Information: Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Emperor Hirohito's ascension to the throne, Specimen no. 87.
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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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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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