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Offline mrbadexample

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

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MBE

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Re: Japan Y# 74
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 01:14:30 AM »
JAPAN Y# 74
YEN Yr.37(1962)
« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 01:27:47 AM by MORGENSTERNN »

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Re: Japan Y# 74
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 01:26:47 AM »
Thank you. Can you tell me the year?

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Re: Japan Y# 74
« Reply #3 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".

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Re: Japan Y# 74
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 11:19:48 AM »
And on the other side, the characters on top mean Nihon (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
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Re: Japan Y# 74
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 05:07:59 PM »
Thank you all. :)