20 Yen, Japan, 1920

20 Yen, Japan, 1920

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 yen coin
Japan, 1920
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: Romanization: TAISHO / KYU / NEN / DAI / NIHON / NI / JU / EN (Translation: Year 9 of Taisho Great Japan 20 Yen)
Reverse Image: Denomination within wreath, chrysanthemum above.
Reverse Text: Romanization: JU / NI / YEN (Translation: Twenty Yen)
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gold (overall material)
overall:.17 cm x 2.88 cm; 1/16 in x 1 1/8 in
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Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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