Author Topic: Japanese year identification and Emperor identification. 2 Sen coin.  (Read 1022 times)

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Offline paultess

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The first year of an Emperor era is called gannen instead of ichi nen. The characters for gannen are 元年. So Heisei 1 is 平成元年, not 平成1年 nor 平成一年.
I can't really follow this?

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Re: Japanese year identification and Emperor identification. 2 Sen coin.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 09:46:43 PM »
Meiji Era, Year 15, AD 1882

The first year is marked "First", all others are marked with numerals, "2", "3" and so on.

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Re: Japanese year identification and Emperor identification. 2 Sen coin.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 03:40:01 AM »
Thank you Afrasi. Much appreciated.