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1 Yen, Japan, 1896

1 Yen, Japan, 1896

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Description (Brief)
One (1) yen coin, proof
Japan, 1896
Obverse Image: Entwined dragon surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / NI / JU / KYU / DAI / NIHON / 416 / ONE / YEN / 900 (Translation: Year 29 of Meiji Great Japan 416 1 Yen 900).
Reverse Image: Value (in Japanese kanji text) surrounded by wreath and stylized chrysanthemum flower (Imperial Seal of Japan).
Reverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / EN (Translation: 1 Yen).
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 3 mm x 38 mm; 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in
ID Number
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Credit Line
Raymond, Mrs. Wayte
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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