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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Japan, North and South Korea => Topic started by: UK Decimal + on January 13, 2010, 09:28:14 PM

Title: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: UK Decimal + on January 13, 2010, 09:28:14 PM
Here's another.

Non-ferrous, so probably bronze with a diameter of about 23mm.

I hope that I've marked obverse/reverse correctly.

Bill.

EDIT: Title.
Title: Re: From the bag of 'mixed foreign' - 2
Post by: africancoins on January 13, 2010, 09:42:47 PM
Japan 10 Yen Showa Year 33.

Obverse correct. The top three characters on that side say "Dai Nippon" (Great Japan).... as far as I remember.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker
Title: Re: From the bag of 'mixed foreign' - 2
Post by: Figleaf on January 13, 2010, 09:45:49 PM
See also this message (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,2268.msg11435.html#msg11435).

Peter
Title: Japan 33 (1958?) 10 Yen
Post by: UK Decimal + on January 14, 2010, 11:00:41 AM
Great information.   Can anyone 'translate' the date (19??), please?   To show that I've tried, would it be 1958?

Bill.

EDIT: I've since been told that 1958 is correct.
Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Prosit on July 11, 2010, 04:45:16 PM
I am having trouble dating one too.  I assume since it has a reeded edge it is 1951-1958.  But how do you determine the date and which characters are the date anyway?

Dale
Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: bart on July 11, 2010, 05:22:32 PM
Look at the characters below the denomination: the first 2 characters mean "Showa" (the era of Hirohito), followed by 2 (x) 10 (+) 7 and a last character meaning "Year". So this is Showa 27 or 1952 AD.
Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Figleaf on July 11, 2010, 05:24:32 PM
The other characters are DAI NIHON - Japan (above) and 10 yen - denomination (below)

Peter
Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Prosit on July 11, 2010, 08:35:31 PM
OK so look at this one.    1959?

Dale

Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Figleaf on July 11, 2010, 10:07:19 PM
Congratulations. All correct. However, the Japanese would not write or pronounce the name of the emperor, so the coin says Showa (the name of the reign), rather than Hirohito, but it amounts to the same thing.

Peter
Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Prosit on July 11, 2010, 10:52:53 PM
In spite of collecting for a long time, I never actually attempted to understand anything on coins written in other than my native alphabet.  I have owned Japanese coins in the past but never wrote a date on the holder  :) 

Dale
(not to old to learn)

Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Figleaf on July 12, 2010, 12:11:14 AM
Great going, Dale. Try a Chinese or Korean coin now.

Peter
Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Prosit on July 12, 2010, 12:39:31 AM
I have one coin from China; a 2001 1-Yuan and the date is not in Chinese.
And I have one coin from South Korea, a 1986 10-Won and the date appears to be both in script and
Western Arabic...so not a challenge.  I have nothing from N Korea yet.

Two Japanese coins, three from Bangladesh, two from Bahrain and one from the UAR are all I have that aren't in Western Arabic.

But the week is just starting  ;D

Dale
Title: Re: Japan 33 (1958) 10 Yen
Post by: Figleaf on July 12, 2010, 01:00:03 AM
The fun thing is that the Chinese and Koreans use the same characters for the same numbers. Also, some of these characters (1, 2, 3 and 10) are not difficult to remember if you know Roman numbers (I, II, III and X). The numbers are all in KM's introductory pages. Arabic numbers are not too difficult to pick up either. Just watch out for some Persian variants of the four and five.

Peter