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2 Yen, Japan, 1870

2 Yen, Japan, 1870

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 yen coin
Japan, 1870
Obverse Image: A sunburst surrounded by a wreath and superimposed over the Yata no Kagami sacred mirror, a part of the Imperial Regalia of Japan; two crossing poles, which each hold up a Japanese war banner extending to the left and right sides of the reverse; above is the Imperial Seal of Japan, a stylized chrysanthemum flower; beneath is the Government Seal of Japan, paulownia flower.
Obverse Text: N/A
Reverse Image: Circling dragon in a pearled border with Kanji surrounding.
Reverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SAN / NEN / DAI / NIHON / NI / EN (Translation: Meiji year 3, Great Japan, 2 yen).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1870
alternate calendar date
0003
place made
Japan
associated place
Japan
Physical Description
metal, gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 18.3 mm; 1/32 in x 23/32 in
ID Number
NU.43779
catalog number
43779
accession number
166178
Credit Line
Delano
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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