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Empire of Japan

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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. Edge milled

circulation coinage

500 / SHŌWA 58 YEAR /
mandarin oranges and bamboo leaves
GREAT JAPAN /
paulownia flowering plants / 500 YEN

KM#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. Edge milled

circulation coinage

YEAR 32 SHŌWA / sun in
sakura cartouche / 100 YEN
GREAT JAPAN / phoenix / 100 YEN

KM#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. Edge milled

circulation coinage

SHŌWA / 100 / 34 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / sheaf of rice / 100 YEN

KM#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. Edge milled

circulation coinage

100 / SHŌWA 63 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / blooming sakura / 100 YEN

KM#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. Edge milled

commemorative coin
Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

TOKYO 1964 / 100 / SHŌWA 39 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / Olympic torch and rings / 100 YEN

KM#79

Coin value - $4-5

japanese coin 100 yen 1970
100 yen 1970
copper-nickel
Diameter 28.0 mm. Weight 9.0 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
EXPO 1970 in Osaka

100YEN / expo emblem / EXPO70 / SHŌWA 45 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / mount Fuji with clouds / 100 YEN

KM#83

Coin value - $3-4

japanese coin 100 yen 1972
100 yen 1972
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 12.0 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo

1972 SAPPORO / 100 / SHŌWA 47 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN SAPPORO / Olympic torch / 100 YEN

KM#84

Coin value - $3-4

japanese coin 100 yen 1975
100 yen 1975
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.5 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
EXPO 1975 in Okinawa

EXPO75 OKINAWA / 100 / SHŌWA 50 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / Shureimon gate on the waves / 100 YEN

KM#85

Coin value - $2-3

japanese coin 100 yen 1976
100 yen 1976
copper-nickel
Diameter 30.0 mm. Weight 12.0 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of Reign

FIFTY YEARS / 100 YEN / 
Imperial Seal of Japan flanked by phoenixes / SHŌWA 51 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / I
shibashi bridge and Imperial Palace / 100 YEN

KM#86

Coin value - $3-4

japanese coin 50 yen 1956
50 yen 1956 (1955-1958)
nickel
Diameter 25.0 mm. Weight 5.5 g. Edge milled

circulation coinage

SHŌWA / 50 / 31 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / chrysanthemum flower / 50 YEN

KM#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. Edge milled

circulation coinage

50 /SHŌWA 34 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / chrysanthemum / 50 YEN

KM#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. Edge milled

circulation coinage

50 /SHŌWA 47 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / chrysanthemum flowers / 50 YEN

KM#81

Coin value - $1-2

coin Japan 10 yena 1982
10 yen 1982 (1959-1989)
bronze
Diameter 23.5 mm. Weight 4.5 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

10 /SHŌWA 57YEAR / wreath
GREAT JAPAN / Byōdō-in temple / 10 YEN

KM#73a

Coin value - <$1

japanese coin 5 yen 1949
5 yen 1949 (1948-1949)
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 4.0 g.. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

5 / National Diet Building / YEN
GREAT JAPAN / pigeon / SHŌWA 24 YEAR

KM#71

Coin value - ~$1

japanese coin 5 yen 1950
5 yen 1950 (1949-1958)
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage, old script

5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN / two leafs / SHŌWA 25 YEAR

KM#72

Coin value - ~$1

japanese coin 5 yen 1967
5 yen 1967 (1959-1989)
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage, new script

5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN / two leafs / SHŌWA 42 YEAR

KM#72a

Coin value - <$1

japanese coin 1 yen 1950
1 yen 1950 (1948-1950)
brass
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 3.2 g.. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

GREAT JAPAN / 1 YEN / SHŌWA 25 YEAR
1 YEN / orange flower
 
KM#70

Coin value - ~$1

japanese coin 1 yen 1972
1 yen 1972 (1955-1989)
aluminum
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 1.0 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

1 YEN / SHŌWA 47 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / bamboo / 1 YEN

KM#74

Coin value - <$1

 

 

Emperor Akihito
Heisei period -平成 (from 1989)


500 yen 1989
nickel-brass
Diameter 26.5 mm. Weight 7.2 g. Edge milled

circulation coinage

500 / HEISEI 1 YEAR /
mandarin oranges and bamboo leaves
GREAT JAPAN /
paulownia flowering plants / 500 YEN

KM#99.1

Coin value - $10-15

japanese coin 500 yen 2009
500 yen 2009 (1990-)
nickel-brass
Diameter 26.5 mm. Weight 7.2 g. Edge milled

circulation coinage

500 / HEISEI 21 YEAR /
mandarin oranges and bamboo leaves
GREAT JAPAN /
paulownia flowering plants / 500 YEN

KM#99.2

Coin value - $5-7

japanese coin 100 yen 1989
100 yen 1989
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

circulation coinage

100 / HEISEI FIRST YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
blooming sakura / 100 YEN

KM#98.1

Coin value - $4-8

japanese coin 100 yen 2014
100 yen 2014 (1990-)
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

circulation coinage

100 / HEISEI 26 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
blooming sakura / 100 YEN

KM#98.2

Coin value - $1-3

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Hokuriku
100 yen 2015
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Hokuriku

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
Hokuriku Shinkansen / HOKURIKU / 100 YEN

Coin value - $4-5

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Joetsu
100 yen 2015
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Joetsu

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
JOETSU / Joetsu Shinkansen / 100 YEN

Coin value - $4-5

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Sanyo
100 yen 2015
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Sanyo

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
SANYO / Sanyo Shinkansen / 100 YEN

Coin value - $4-5

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Tohoku
100 yen 2015
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Tohoku

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
TOHOKU / Tohoku Shinkansen / 100 YEN

Coin value - $4-5

coin Japan 100 yen 2015 Tokaido
100 yen 2015
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Tokaido

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 27 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
Tokaido Shinkansen /TOKAIDO / 100 YEN

Coin value - $4-5

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Akita
100 yen 2016
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Akita

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
AKITA / Akita Shinkansen / 100 YEN

Coin value - $2-3

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Kyushu
100 yen 2016
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Kyushu

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
Kyushu Shinkansen /KYUSHU / 100 YEN

Coin value - $2-3

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Yamagata
100 yen 2016

copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Yamagata

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
Yamagata Shinkansen /YAMAGATA / 100 YEN

Coin value - $2-3

coin Japan 100 yen 2016 Hokkaido
100 yen 2016
copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
50th Anniversary of speed railway - Hokkaido

SHINKANSEN 50 YEARS / Shinkansen /
100 YEN / HEISEI 28 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN /
HOKKAIDO / Hokkaido Shinkansen / 100 YEN

Coin value - $2-3

coin Japan 100 yen 2018 olympic
100 yen 2018

copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo

Olympic rings / TOKYO 2020 /
100 YEN / HEISEI 30 YEAR /
OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020
Swordsman /GREAT JAPAN / 100 YEN

Coin value - $3-4

coin Japan 100 yen 2018 paralympic
100 yen 2018

copper-nickel
Diameter 22.6 mm. Weight 4.8 g. Edge milled

commemorative coin
Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo

Emblem / TOKYO 2020 PARALIMPIC GAMES/ 100 YEN /
HEISEI 30 YEAR / TOKYO 2020 PARALIMPIC GAMES
Man in a wheelchair with a ball /GREAT JAPAN / 100 YEN

Coin value - $3-4

japanese coin 50 yen 1989
50 yen 1989
copper-nickel
Diameter 21.0 mm. Weight 4.0 g. Edge milled

circulation coinage

50 / HEISEI FIRST YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / chrysanthemum flowers / 50 YEN

KM#101.1

Coin value - ~$1

japanese coin 50 yen 1998
50 yen 1998 (1990-)
copper-nickel
Diameter 21.0 mm. Weight 4.0 g. Edge milled

circulation coinage

50 / HEISEI 10 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / chrysanthemum flowers / 50 YEN

KM#101.2

Coin value - ~$1

japanese coin 10 yen 1989
10 yen 1989
bronze
Diameter 23.5 mm. Weight 4.5 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

10 / HEISEI FIRST YEAR / wreath
GREAT JAPAN / Byōdō-in temple / 10 YEN

KM#97.1

Coin value - <$1

japanese coin 10 yen 2003
10 yen 2003 (1990-)
bronze
Diameter 23.5 mm. Weight 4.5 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

10 / HEISEI 15 YEAR / wreath
GREAT JAPAN / Byōdō-in temple / 10 YEN

KM#97.2

Coin value - <$1

japanese coin 5 yen 1989
5 yen 1989
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN / two leafs / HEISEI FIRST YEAR

KM#96.1

Coin value - <$1

coin Japan 5 yen 2013
5 yen 2013 (1990-)
brass
Diameter 22.0 mm. Weight 3.75 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

5 YEN / stalk of rice
GREAT JAPAN / two leafs / HEISEI 25 YEAR

KM#96.2

Coin value - <$1

japanese coin 1 yen 1989
1 yen 1989
aluminum
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 1.0 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

1 YEN / HEISEI FIRST YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / bamboo / 1 YEN

KM#95.1

Coin value - <$1

japanese coin 1 yen 1993
1 yen 1993 (1990-)
aluminum
Diameter 20.0 mm. Weight 1.0 g. Edge smooth

circulation coinage

1 YEN / HEISEI 5 YEAR
GREAT JAPAN / bamboo / 1 YEN

KM#95.2

Coin value - <$1