1 Yen, Japan, 1871

1 Yen, Japan, 1871

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Description (Brief)
One (1) yen coin
Japan, 1871
Obverse Image: Denomination surrounded by Kanji text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SHI / NEN / DAI / NIHON / 1 / YEN (Translation: Year 4 of Meiji Great Japan 1 Yen).
Reverse Image: Radiant sun surrounded by a wreath, with the chrysanthemum emblem (a symbol of the Japanese Imperial Family) flanked by two seals of the Japanese government.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
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Japan: Japan
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Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.07 cm x 1.4 cm; 1/32 in x 9/16 in
ID Number
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Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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