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Empire of Japan

Emperor Hirohito
Shōwa period - 昭和 (1926-1989)

Reform 1948
Japanese Yen (円)=100 sen

japanese coin 500 yen 1985
500 yen 1985
Tsukuba Expo'85
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 13.0 g.
TSUKUBA EXPO'85 / 500 / SHŌWA 60 YEAR / Circles within triangular design above value flanked by cherry blossom
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 500 YEN / Mount Tsukuba above cherry blossoms
KM#88
Coin value - $8-10

 

japanese coin 500 yen 1985
500 yen 1985
100th Anniversary of Governmental Cabinet System
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 13.0 g.
500 / SHŌWA 60 YEAR / Value in square
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 500 YEN / Prime Minister’s official residence
KM#89
Coin value - $8-10

 

japanese coin 500 yen 1986
500 yen 1986
60 Years of Reign of Hirohito
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 13.0 g.
Seiryōden (Shishinden) Palace in Kyoto
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 500 YEN SHŌWA 61 YEAR / Large chrysanthemum
KM#90
Coin value - $10-15

 

japanese coin 500 yen 1988
500 yen 1988
Opening of Seikan Tunnel
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 13.0 g.
500 YEN SHŌWA 63 YEAR / Map within ribbon
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 500 YEN / Seikan tunnel flanked by seagulls
KM#93
Coin value - $10-15

 

japanese coin 500 yen 1988
500 yen 1988
Opening of Seto Bridge
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 13.0 g.
500 YEN SHŌWA 63 YEAR / Map within ribbon
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 500 YEN / Seto Bridge
KM#94
Coin value - $10-15

 

 

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

 

japanese coin 100 yen 1970
100 yen 1970
EXPO 1970 in Osaka
copper-nickel
Diameter 28.0 mm. Weight 9.0 g.
100 YEN / EXPO70 / SHŌWA 45 YEAR / expo emblem
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 100 YEN / mount Fuji with clouds
KM#83
Coin value - $3-4

 

japanese coin 100 yen 1972
100 yen 1972
Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 12.0 g.
1972 SAPPORO / 100 / SHŌWA 47 YEAR / Olympic rings
GREAT JAPAN SAPPORO / 100 YEN / Olympic torch
KM#84
Coin value - $3-4

 

japanese coin 100 yen 1975
100 yen 1975
EXPO 1975 in Okinawa
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.5 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
EXPO75 OKINAWA / 100 / SHŌWA 50 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 100 YEN / Shureimon gate on the waves
KM#85
Coin value - $2-3

 

japanese coin 100 yen 1976
100 yen 1976
50th Anniversary of Reign
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 12.0 g.
FIFTY YEARS / 100 YEN / SHŌWA 51 YEAR / Imperial Seal of Japan flanked by phoenixes
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 100 YEN / Ishibashi bridge and Imperial Palace
KM#86
Coin value - $3-4

 

 

Emperor Akihito
Heisei period -平成 (from 1989)

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Hokuriku
100 yen 2015
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Hokuriku
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN / HOKURIKU / 100 YEN / Hokuriku Shinkansen
Coin value - $4-5

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Joetsu
100 yen 2015
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Joetsu
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN / JOETSU / 100 YEN / Joetsu Shinkansen
Coin value - $4-5

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Sanyo
100 yen 2015
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Sanyo
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN / SANYO / 100 YEN / Sanyo Shinkansen
Coin value - $4-5

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Tohoku
100 yen 2015
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Tohoku
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN / TOHOKU / 100 YEN / Tohoku Shinkansen
Coin value - $4-5

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Tokaido
100 yen 2015
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Tokaido
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) /TOKAIDO / 100 YEN / Tokaido Shinkansen
Coin value - $4-5

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Akita
100 yen 2016
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Akita
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN / AKITA / 100 YEN / Akita Shinkansen
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Kyushu
100 yen 2016
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Kyushu
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) /KYUSHU / 100 YEN / Kyushu Shinkansen
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Yamagata
100 yen 2016

50th Anniversary of speed railway - Yamagata

copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / YAMAGATA / 100 YEN / Yamagata Shinkansen
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Hokkaido
100 yen 2016
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Hokkaido
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / 100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR / Shinkansen
GREAT JAPAN / HOKKAIDO / 100 YEN / Hokkaido Shinkansen
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2018 olympic
100 yen 2018

Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo

copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
TOKYO 2020 / 100 YEN / HEISEI 30 YEAR / OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 / Olympic rings
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 100 YEN / Swordsman
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin Japan 100 yen 2018 paralympic
100 yen 2018

Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g.
TOKYO 2020 PARALIMPIC GAMES/ 100 YEN / HEISEI 30 YEAR / TOKYO 2020 PARALIMPIC GAMES / Emblem
GREAT JAPAN (NIPPON GINKO) / 100 YEN / Man in a wheelchair with a ball
Coin value - $3-4