2 Sen, Japan, 1883

2 Sen, Japan, 1883

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 sen coin
Japan, 1883
Obverse Image: Entwined dragon surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / JU / ROKU / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 2 / SEN (Translation: Year 16 of Meiji Great Japan 2 Sen).
Reverse Image: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal) Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value.
Reverse Text: Romanization: GO / JU / MAI / ? / ICHI / EN / NI / SEN (Translation: 50 Sheets equal 1 Yen, 2 Sen).
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 2.3 mm x 32 mm; 3/32 in x 1 1/4 in
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Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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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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