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5 Sen, Japan, 1870

5 Sen, Japan, 1870

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 sen coin
Japan, 1870
Obverse Image: Dragon circling surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: DAI / NIHON / MEIJI / SAN / NEN / GO / SEN (Translation: Great Japan, Meiji year 3, 5 Sen)
Reverse Image: Sun seal with Chrysanthemum blossoms and two Paulownia Flowers (Heart shaped leaf) above, wreath below.
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1870
place made
Japan
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 mm x 16 mm; 1/16 in x 5/8 in
ID Number
NU.11997.1
catalog number
11997.1
accession number
51998
Credit Line
Miss Louise Salter Codwise
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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