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Offline gpimper

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50 Yen
« on: January 08, 2020, 04:34:45 PM »
This one had me a little flummoxed until I figured out the date.  1967 50 Yen under the 42nd year reign of Emperor Showa (Hirohito).  3.9g and 20mm.
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Re: 50 Yen
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 06:24:39 AM »
Good work, Chief. You don't have to speak Japanese fluently to work out what it says on the coin. The only new character is the one that looks like + at 6 o'clock. It means 10. The character to its left is 5. Together, they form 50.

So what are the chrysanthemums doing on this coin?

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Re: 50 Yen
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 07:36:52 PM »
chrysanthemums...I had to look but realized I remember it.  Also called "mums".  Japan has an annual festival for them.  Not as cool as the cherry blossom festival, though :-) 
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Re: 50 Yen
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 08:13:45 PM »
True, but in this context it's something a bit more official.

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Re: 50 Yen
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 08:49:25 PM »
If remember correctly (some times tricky these days :-) it was adopted as the Empirical Seal for Japan.  Update, sorry, Peter, I missed your link...guess my memory isn't as bad as I thought!
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Re: 50 Yen
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 09:16:01 AM »
Now that you have acquired the skill to analyse Japanese coins, maybe you can help your daughter do the same. I am sure she's as smart as her mom. ;)

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Re: 50 Yen
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 04:27:18 PM »
She is smart and we've been working on it.  At 12, however, they are a little flighty  :-\  It's a work in progress.
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