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10 Yen, Japan, 1871

10 Yen, Japan, 1871

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 10 yen coin, Emperor Meiji
Japan, 1871
Obverse Image: Dragon circling surrounded by a pearled border with Kanji text.
Obverse Text: Romanization: DAI / NIHON / MEIJI / SHI / NEN / JU / EN (Translation: Great Japan, Meiji year 4, 10 yen)
Reverse Image: Sun seal with Chrysanthemum blossoms and two Paulownia Flowers (Heart shaped leaf) above, wreath below.
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: 2 mm x 30 mm; 3/32 in x 1 3/16 in
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Delano, Fred
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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