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Metal yens - modern coins of Japan

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  • Japan, Republic
  • Yen
  • Tokyo
  • of 377 835 sq. km
  • Japanese (state)
  • JP (JPN) 392

National monetary unit of Republic Japan is the yen which is equal to 100 sen. In circulation there are coins in nominal value 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 yens.

The Coin 1 yen is produced of 100 % of aluminium. On a Copper-Nickel coin of denomination of 500 yens of issue of 1982 the Paulownia flower, on a coin in 100 yens of issue of 1962 - an Oriental cherry flower, on a coin in 50 yens of issue of 1967 - a chrysanthemum flower, on bronze coins in 10 yens of issue of 1959 - a hall the Phoenix of a monastery Bedoin, on 5 yens of issue of 1959 - a rice ear, and on an aluminium coin in 1 yen of issue of 1955 - the symbolical plotting of a sapling is represented. Also stamping of several memorable coins in nominal values in 1000 and 100 yens devoted to an opening day of Olympic games, the international exhibitions of the Expo etc. was carried out.

As of September, 4th 2009, the coin of 500 yens is one of high face value with significance approximately US $5,50, 3,90? 3,80 and 5,80 CHF. Because of this high nominal value, 500 yens was a favourite target for counterfeiters. There was such set of counterfeit coins that in 2000 there was a new series, with various functions of safety. Despite these changes, however, the fake proceeds.

Instead of display of year of our era as in the majority of the countries, on yens year of board of the present emperor is designated. For example, coins manufactured in 2009 will have date Hejsej 21 (21st year of board of emperor Akihito).

Nominal value: 5 yens
Stamping: 1959
the Material: the Copper-zinc alloy
the Note: the Rice ear
the Obverse of 5 yens of Japan the Reverse of 5 yens of Japan
Nominal value: 100 yens
Stamping: 1967
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note: an Oriental cherry Flower
the Obverse of 100 yens of Japan the Reverse of 100 yens of Japan
Nominal value: 500 yens
Stamping: 1987
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note: the Flower
the Obverse of 500 yens of Japan the Reverse of 500 yens of Japan

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