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1 Yen, Japan, 1874

1 Yen, Japan, 1874

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Description (Brief)
One (1) yen
Japan, 1874
Obverse Image: Circling dragon surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji and English text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: MEIJI / SHICHI / DAI / NIHON / 416 / ONE / YEN / 900 (Translation: Year 7 of Meiji Great Japan 416 1 Yen 900).
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: ICHI / EN (Translation: 1 Yen).
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 3 mm x 39 mm; 1/8 in x 1 17/32 in
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Julia Grant and William Vanderbilt
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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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