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Offline Alan Glasser

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Two 19th century Japanese coins dated
« on: May 25, 2015, 02:36:02 AM »
Hello, everyone.

I am hoping that someone can kindly help me determine the dates of these 2 pieces from Japan, please. I am working on selling a consignment for a neighbor who is recently widowed and these 2, well, I tried and failed to figure out the dates. The larger 50 sen coin I believe to be Japan Y-4 and the smaller 5 sen piece is Y-19. Any assistance would be very much appreciated and thanks so much.

Alan in MA


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Re: Two 19th century Japanese coins dated
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 02:48:55 AM »
Hi Alan,

5 Yen is indeed Y19 and the year is Yr. 22 (1889).  It is derived as 年 二 十 二 = Year 2 x 10 + 2 = Yr. 22. The 50 Yen is correctly identified as Y4 and is Yr. 3 (1870) which is shown as 年 三...

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Ram
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Offline Alan Glasser

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Re: Two 19th century Japanese coins dated
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 05:16:39 PM »
Hello, Ram and thanks SO much!! I saw the 2 Japanese symbol for 2 and the one for 10 on the 5 sen piece but I just didn't know how to interpret them. So you add them and add it to the reigning date. OK, I think I have it but if the need again arises, may I post again?

Thanks again!!! Alan in MA (Music coin collector)

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Re: Two 19th century Japanese coins dated
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 09:14:31 PM »
Of course!  Please do post any questions as I am sure there are more collectors who would want to know   :D.

Glad to help,

Ram
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