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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Japan, North and South Korea => Topic started by: mrbadexample on March 06, 2016, 12:43:16 AM

Title: Japan Y# 74
Post by: mrbadexample on March 06, 2016, 12:43:16 AM
Hi all,
Shouldn't be too difficult but not familiar to me. Think aluminium, 1g, 20mm.

Cheers,
MBE
Title: Re: Japan Y# 74
Post by: MORGENSTERNN on March 06, 2016, 01:14:30 AM
JAPAN Y# 74
YEN Yr.37(1962)
Title: Re: Japan Y# 74
Post by: mrbadexample on March 06, 2016, 01:26:47 AM
Thank you. Can you tell me the year?
Title: Re: Japan Y# 74
Post by: FosseWay on March 06, 2016, 09:33:40 AM
Below the numerical value are a series of Japanese characters including 三十七, which are the date. Read from left to right, they are 3 10 7, or (3x10)+7 = 37. Hirohito became emperor in 1926, which was Showa year 1, making this coin dated 1926+36 = 1962 as Morgensternn said.

The characters to the left of the date are the era name (Showa) and the one to the right I think just means "year".
Title: Re: Japan Y# 74
Post by: Figleaf on March 06, 2016, 11:19:48 AM
And on the other side, the characters on top mean Nihon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan) (Japan, check them out on Wikipedia). Those at the bottom say 1 yen. The character for yen can also be found on Korean and Chinese coins, but they are pronounced differently in those countries (won, yuan.)

Peter
Title: Re: Japan Y# 74
Post by: mrbadexample on March 06, 2016, 05:07:59 PM
Thank you all. :)