500 Yen, Specimen, Japan, 1988

500 Yen, Specimen, Japan, 1988

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen
Japan, 1988
Obverse Image: The undersea tunnel with seagulls and waves featuring the Straits of Tsugaru.
Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HYAKU / EN (Translation: Japan, Five Hundred yen)
Reverse Image: An illustration of the new route connecting Hokkaido and Honshu.
Reverse Text: Romanization: SEIKAN / TON'NERU / KAITSU / 500 / EN / SHOWA / 63 / NEN (Translation: Seikan tunnel opening
500 yen Year 63 of Showa).
Rim Text: SEIKAN / TUNNEL / '88
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 Mitsuo Fujimoto, Manager, Cash Department
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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