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Empire of Japan

Japanese yen symbol - ¥
Japanese yen code - JPY

 

Emperor Hirohito
Shōwa period - 昭和 (1926-1989)

Reform 1948
Japanese Yen (円)=100 sen

japanese coin 500 yen 1983
500 yen 1983 (1982-1989)
nickel-brass
Diameter 26.5 mm. Weight 7.0 g.
500 / SHŌWA 58 YEAR / mandarin oranges and bamboo leaves
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / paulownia flowering plants / 500 YEN
Y#87
Coin value - $5-7

 

 

japanese silver coin 100 yen 1957
100 yen 1957 (1957-1958)
silver 0.600
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
YEAR 32 SHŌWA / sun in sakura cartouche / 100 YEN
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / phoenix / 100 YEN
Y#77
Coin value - $4-5

 

japanese silver coin 100 yen 1959
100 yen 1959 (1959-1966)
silver 0.600
Diameter 22.5 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHŌWA / 100 / 34 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / sheaf of rice / 100 YEN
Y#78
Coin value - $3-4

 

japanese coin 100 yen 1989
100 yen 1988 (1967-1988)
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
100 / SHŌWA 63 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / blooming sakura / 100 YEN
Y#82
Coin value - $1-2

 

 

japanese coin silver 100 yen 1964
100 yen 1964
silver 0.600
Diameter 22.5 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
commemorative coin
Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo
TOKYO 1964 / 100 / SHŌWA 39 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / Olympic torch and rings / 100 YEN
Y#79
Coin value - $4-5

 

 

japanese coin 50 yen 1956
50 yen 1956 (1955-1958)
nickel
Diameter 25.0 mm. Weight 5.5 g.
SHŌWA / 50 / 31 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / chrysanthemum flower / 50 YEN
Y#75
Coin value - $2-3

 

japanese coin 50 yen 1959
50 yen 1959 (1959-1966)
copper-nickel
Diameter 25.0 mm. Weight 5.0 g.
50 /SHŌWA 34 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / chrysanthemum / 50 YEN
Y#76
Coin value - $2-3

 

japanese coin 50 yen 1973
50 yen 1973 (1967-1988)
copper-nickel
Diameter 21.0 mm. Weight 4.0 g.
50 /SHŌWA 47 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / chrysanthemum flowers / 50 YEN
Y#81
Coin value - $1-2

 

 

coin Japan 10 yena 1982
10 yen 1982 (1951-1989)
bronze
Diameter 23.5 mm. Weight 4.5 g.
10 /SHŌWA 57YEAR / wreath
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / Byōdō-in temple / 10 YEN
Y#73 (1951-1958, edge reeded) and Y#73a (1951-1958, edge smooth)
Coin value - <$1

 

 

japanese coin 5 yen 1949
5 yen 1949 (1948-1949)
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 4.0 g..
5 / National Diet Building / YEN
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / pigeon / SHŌWA 24 YEAR
Y#71
Coin value - ~$1

 

japanese coin 5 yen 1950
5 yen 1950 (1949-1958)
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g.
circulating coinage, old script
5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / two leafs / SHŌWA 25 YEAR
Y#72
Coin value - ~$1

 

japanese coin 5 yen 1967
5 yen 1967 (1959-1989)
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g.
circulating coinage, new script
5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / two leafs / SHŌWA 42 YEAR
Y#72a
Coin value - <$1

 

 

japanese coin 1 yen 1950
1 yen 1950 (1948-1950)
brass
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 3.2 g..
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 1 YEN / SHŌWA 25 YEAR
1 YEN / orange flower
Y#70
Coin value - ~$1

 

japanese coin 1 yen 1972
1 yen 1972 (1955-1989)
aluminum
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 1.0 g.
1 YEN / SHŌWA 47 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / bamboo / 1 YEN
Y#74
Coin value - <$1

 

 

Emperor Akihito
Heisei period -平成 (from 1989)

japanese coin 500 yen 1989
500 yen 1989
nickel-brass
Diameter 26.5 mm. Weight 7.2 g.
500 / HEISEI FIRST YEAR / mandarin oranges and bamboo leaves
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / paulownia flowering plants / 500 YEN
Y#99.1
Coin value - $10-15

 

japanese coin 500 yen 2009
500 yen 2009 (1990-)
nickel-brass
current circulating coin
Diameter 26.5 mm. Weight 7.2 g.
500 / HEISEI 21 YEAR / mandarin oranges and bamboo leaves
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / paulownia flowering plants / 500 YEN
Y#99.2
Coin value - $5-7

 

 

japanese coin 100 yen 1989
100 yen 1989
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
100 / HEISEI FIRST YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / blooming sakura / 100 YEN
Y#98.1
Coin value - $4-8

 

japanese coin 100 yen 2014
100 yen 2014 (1990-)
copper-nickel
current circulating coin
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
100 / HEISEI 26 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / blooming sakura / 100 YEN
Y#98.2
Coin value - $1-3

 

 

japanese coin 50 yen 1989
50 yen 1989
copper-nickel
Diameter 21.0 mm. Weight 4.0 g.
50 / HEISEI FIRST YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / chrysanthemum flowers / 50 YEN
Y#101.1
Coin value - ~$1

 

japanese coin 50 yen 1998
50 yen 1998 (1990-)
copper-nickel
current circulating coin
Diameter 21.0 mm. Weight 4.0 g.
50 / HEISEI 10 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / chrysanthemum flowers / 50 YEN
Y#101.2
Coin value - ~$1

 

 

japanese coin 10 yen 1989
10 yen 1989
bronze
Diameter 23.5 mm. Weight 4.5 g.
10 / HEISEI FIRST YEAR / wreath
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / Byōdō-in temple / 10 YEN
Y#97.1
Coin value - <$1

 

japanese coin 10 yen 2003
10 yen 2003 (1990-)
bronze
current circulating coin
Diameter 23.5 mm. Weight 4.5 g.
10 / HEISEI 15 YEAR / wreath
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / Byōdō-in temple / 10 YEN
Y#97.2
Coin value - <$1

 

 

japanese coin 5 yen 1989
5 yen 1989
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g.
5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / two leafs / HEISEI FIRST YEAR
Y#96.1
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Japan 5 yen 2013
5 yen 2013 (1990-)
brass
current circulating coin
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g.
5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / two leafs / HEISEI 25 YEAR
Y#96.2
Coin value - <$1

 

 

japanese coin 1 yen 1989
1 yen 1989
aluminum
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 1.0 g.
1 YEN / HEISEI FIRST YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / bamboo / 1 YEN
Y#95.1
Coin value - <$1

 

japanese coin 1 yen 1993
1 yen 1993 (1990-)
aluminum
current circulating coin
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 1.0 g.
1 YEN / HEISEI 5 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / bamboo / 1 YEN
Y#95.2
Coin value - <$1

 

Japanese coins by the face value:
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50 yen
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5 yen
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