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Started by Bimat, February 18, 2012, 06:30:09 AM
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Quote from: Verify-12 on February 05, 2017, 04:24:06 PMI guess Japanese law doesn't require their minting. In some countries, mints keep manufacturing coins the population doesn't need just because the central banking laws demand it, or the legislatures pass laws and don't repeal them, resulting in numerous coins that nobody uses. I'm thinking of the USA's presidents dollar-coins.There are a few of these Japanese 1 Yen coins that are VERY difficult (for me!) to find in Mint State condition: 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1969.
Quote from: Verify-12 on March 19, 2017, 01:19:25 AMWell, I am having a very hard time finding One Yen and Five Yen coins in UNC/BU (without problems) with the dates Showa 35, 36, 37 (1960, 61, 62). Plenty of chewed up/severely-worn examples to be found, easily. And 1969 (Showa 44) One yen is hard to find in decent condition, too. There are plenty of them on eBay, but they are all in that expensive 1969 Bank of Japan mint set.These seven coins (in UNC+ grades) almost never come up for bid anywhere. They are listed in catalogs at low(er) prices, too; even in high grade.
Quote from: FosseWay on February 03, 2019, 09:13:49 AMI'm slightly confused why the 10c and 25c coins were demonetised in 1948. The UK abandoned silver at the same time and didn't change the status of the earlier coins until the physical size changed or the denomination fell out of use. The same applies in the US, Canada and Australia, where you can still theoretically get silver coins in circulation, and applied in Sweden until 2017 when the sizes changed.